AMMAN – Our client, Silverstone Berhad, filed a trademark application for SILVERSTONE in class 12 on 8 June 2010 under number 112550; the application published for opposition on 30 September 2010 for a period of 3 months.
The Malay manufacturer, Bridgestone Corporation, and the owner of the trademark BRIDGESTONE in Jordan, filed an opposition against the above trademark application based on the similarity between BRIDGESTONE and SILVERSTONE in terms of pronunciation, general appearance, and designated goods.
Acting on behalf of our client, we have submitted evidence to the court in our defense arguing involving the following:
- Differences in the general appearance and design between the two trademarks;
- Our client has prior registration of SILVERSTONE in home country (i.e. Malaysia) since 1990, and
- World-wide registrations of the SILVERSTONE since 1992.
After reviewing the evidences in hand and considering the above facts, the Trademark Registrar issued his decision in our favour allowing the trademark for registration; thereupon the opponent’s application has been abandoned.
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