OHIM – Opposition division – August 24, 2009 – 97 / 97 VALDERRAMA
On August 24, 2009, the Opposition Division of the OHIM considered that the main visual and aural difference was placed in the initial part of the sign. These differences have been regarded as enough to counteract the visual and aural similarities. The goods at hands (clothing) also conducted the OHIM to give prevalence to the visual level given the way of purchasing those products. The Examiner also insisted on the distinctiveness of the word VALDERRAMA which contracted with the limited distinctiveness of the numeral 97.