The trademark QEP was filed by Impex Parts Limited, a corporation established under the laws of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the "Applicant"). The application was published for oppositions on March 16, 2017, and received one opposition filed on June 14, 2017 by Q.E.P. Co., Inc. on (a) Likelihood of confusion, (b) Unfair advantage and detriment to distinctiveness or repute, (c) Earlier non registered TM & right to prohibit use of later TM under national law. the opponent was represented by MARKS & CLERK LLP and proceedings were handled in English, and the oppositon was dismissed by the Euorpean Union Intellectual Property Office with decision issued June 14, 2017
The application was filed in English, and English was also language of all opposition proceedings (Italian was selected as the second language).
Appointment and Replacement of representative of the trademark registration was recorded on May 5, 2017. Appointment and Replacement of representative of the trademark registration was recorded on May 15, 2017. Change of name and professional address of the trademark registration was recorded on November 15, 2017. Deletion of the representative of the trademark registration was recorded on January 7, 2021. Appointment and Replacement of representative of the trademark registration was recorded on February 10, 2021.
Goods And Services
The mark was filed in class 7 with following description of goods:
Fans for cooling vehicle engines
Fans for engines
Fan belts for vehicle engines and motors.
The mark was filed in class 12 with following description of goods:
Motor land vehicles
Apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water
Vehicle axle assemblies
Gear change selectors
Hydraulic cylinders and motors
Motor vehicle chassis
Manual and power steering apparatus
Vehicle steering columns
Vehicle wheels hubs
Handles for door
Suspension lowering outfits
Window winding mechanisms
Balance weights for wheels
Brake pads and brake linings for vehicles
Caps for vehicle fuel tanks
Cab tilt mechanisms
Spoilers, side skirts
Parts, fittings and accessories for all the aforesaid goods.
The mark was filed in class 35 with following description of goods:
Retail services in relation to vehicles, motor land vehicles, apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water
Retail services in relation to exhausts, exhaust cowls, hydraulic cylinders and motors, couplings, bearings, fan belts, motor vehicle chassis, manual and power steering apparatus, vehicle steering columns, vehicle wheels hubs, vehicle wheels and wheel trims
Retail services in relation to deflectors, direction indicators, doors, hatches, handles for door, horns, mirrors (retrovisors), mud flaps, roof racks, ski racks, shock absorbers, springs, stabiliser bars, starter motors, steering wheels, steering linkages, suspensions, suspension lowering outfits, torsion bars and tow bars
Retail services in relation to windows, window winding mechanisms, windscreen wipers, arm rests, balance weights for wheels, brake pads and brake linings for vehicles, caps for vehicle fuel tanks, mechanical controls, engine mountings, protective covers, radiator grilles, fluid reservoirs, stowage boxes, stowage compartments, wheel carriers, cab tilt mechanisms, trim panel, spoilers and side skirts
Retail services in relation to parts, fittings and accessories for all the aforesaid goods
Information, advice and consultancy services for all the aforesaid services.
The mark was filed in class 37 with Construction, maintenance and repair services in relation to vehicles, motor land vehicles, apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water, and of parts and fittings of the aforesaid and information, advice and consultancy services for all the aforesaid services..