The trademark SOHARD was filed by Sohard AG, a corporation established under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany (the "Applicant"). The application was published for oppositions on March 3, 2003, and received one opposition filed on May 14, 2003 by null on Likelihood of confusion. the opponent was represented by PATENTANWÄLTE BAUER VORBERG KAYSER PARTNERSCHAFT MBB and proceedings were handled in German, and the oppositon was dismissed by the Euorpean Union Intellectual Property Office with decision issued May 14, 2003
The application was filed in German, and German was also language of all opposition proceedings (English was selected as the second language).
The Opposition with reference B 000609711 was rejected according to Article 8(1)(b) CTMR with decision issued on October 21, 2005 by the EUIPO.
Goods And Services
The mark was filed in class 9 with following description of goods:
Systems software for computer systems
Computer operating programs
Software tools for computer systems
Service programs (utilities) for computer systems
Computer application programs, computer firmware
Machine apparatus (hardware)
Machine-readable data carriers of all kinds containing programs for data processing installations
Data processing apparatus and data processing installations composed thereof, including peripheral devices.
The mark was filed in class 16 with Printed matter, namely publications, periodicals, newspapers, operating instructions, user guides, pamphlets and brochures that deal with, can be used in conjunction with and that are aimed at the users of computer system software, computer operating programs, computer system work, software tools for computer systems, service programs for computer systems, computer application programs, computer firmware and hardware.
The mark was filed in class 35 with Conducting of professional business consultancy in the field of electronic data processing.
The mark was filed in class 41 with Conducting of organisational, professional business and technical training courses, seminars and lectures in the field of electronic data processing.
The mark was filed in class 42 with Conducting of technical consultancy in the field of electronic data processing and development and creation of software programs..