審決


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3rd Floor 114a Cromwell Road, London SW7 4AG(GB)
 請求人
Consolidated Developments Limited
  
東京都千代田区丸の内3丁目3番1号 新東京ビル 中村合同特許法律事務所
 代理人弁理士
田中 伸一郎
  
東京都千代田区丸の内3丁目3番1号 新東京ビル 中村合同特許法律事務所
 代理人弁理士
中村 稔
  
東京都千代田区丸の内3丁目3番1号 新東京ビル 中村合同特許法律事務所
 代理人
松尾 和子
  
東京都千代田区丸の内3丁目3番1号 新東京ビル 中村合同特許法律事務所
 代理人弁理士
井滝 裕敬
  
東京都千代田区丸の内3丁目3番1号 中村合同特許法律事務所
 代理人弁理士
▲吉▼田 和彦
  
東京都千代田区丸の内3丁目3番1号 新東京ビル 中村合同特許法律事務所
 代理人弁理士
藤倉 大作
  
東京都千代田区丸の内3丁目3番1号 新東京ビル 中村合同特許法律事務所
 代理人弁理士
相良 由里子
  
東京都千代田区丸の内3丁目3番1号 新東京ビル 中村合同特許法律事務所
 代理人弁理士
松下 友哉
  


 国際登録第1510536号に係る国際商標登録出願の拒絶査定に対する審判事件について、次のとおり審決する。



 結 論
  
 原査定を取り消す。
 本願商標は、登録すべきものとする。



 理 由
  
1 本願商標及び手続の経緯
 本願商標は、別掲1のとおりの構成よりなり、第3類、第9類、第16類、第29類ないし第33類、第35類ないし第38類及び第41類ないし第43類に属する日本国を指定する国際登録において指定された商品及び役務を指定商品及指定役務として、2019年(平成31年)2月1日にUnited Kingdomにおいてした商標登録出願に基づいてパリ条約第4条による優先権を主張し、2019年(令和元年)7月31日に国際商標登録出願されたものである。
 本願は、2021年(令和3年)2月2日付けで暫定拒絶通報の通知が、同年8月30日付けで拒絶査定がされ、これに対して令和3年12月9日付けで拒絶査定不服審判の請求がなされたものであり、指定商品及び指定役務については、2021年(令和3年)11月12日付け及び2023年(令和5年)3月22日付けで国際登録簿に記録された限定の通報があった結果、最終的に、別掲2に掲げる商品及び役務とされた。
 
2 原査定の拒絶の理由の要点
 原査定は、以下の(1)ないし(3)のとおり認定、判断し、本願を拒絶したものである。
(1)商標法第6条第1項について
 本願の指定商品及び指定役務のうち、第9類「Signalling apparatus and instruments; data transmission networks; luminous advertising signboards; electronic interactive computer games: downloadable software in the field of entertainment, news and/or music; downloadable Internet or other electronic broadcasts: podcasts; webcasts.」、第16類「Flyers; holders for desk accessories; markers.」、第29類「Desserts made from milk products: yoghurt desserts.」、第30類「Baked goods: fruit sauces: hot dogs.」、第31類「Grains and agricultural, horticultural and forestry products not included in other classes: garden herbs.」、第35類「Providing a searchable database in the field of business information available via a global computer network.」、第36類「Financial affairs; monetary affairs: real estate.」、第37類「Cleaning services.」、第38類「Streaming of audio material and visual material via the Internet or other communication connection: Internet portal services; providing on-line chat rooms.」、第41類「Organisation of exhibitions; music library services.」及び第43類「Arranging and provision of functions and banqueting services.」は、その内容及び範囲を明確に指定したものとは認められないから、本願は、商標法第6条第1項の要件を具備しない。
(2)商標法第3条第1項柱書について
 本願は、第31類において、広い範囲にわたる商品を指定しているため、このような状況の下では、出願人が出願に係る商標をそれらの指定商品すべてについて使用をしているか又は近い将来使用をすることについて疑義がある。したがって、本願は、商標法第3条第1項柱書の要件を具備しない。
(3)商標法第4条第1項第11号について
 本願商標は、登録第5882414号商標及び登録第5941849号商標(以下、両商標をまとめて「引用商標」という。)と同一又は類似の商標であって、類似の商品及び役務について使用するものであるから、商標法第4条第1項第11号に該当する。
 
3 当審の判断
(1)商標法第6条第1項について
 本願の指定商品及び指定役務は、上記1のとおり限定の通報があった結果、本願の指定商品及び指定役務は、その内容及び範囲が明確なものになったと認められる。
 その結果、本願は、商標法第6条第1項の要件を具備するものとなった。
 したがって、本願が商標法第6条第1項の要件を具備しないとして本願を拒絶した原査定の拒絶の理由は、解消した。
(2)商標法第3条第1項柱書について
 本願の指定商品及び指定役務は、上記1のとおり限定の通報があった結果、第31類の指定商品について、請求人が本願商標を使用していること又は近い将来使用をすることについて疑義がなくなったものと認められる。 
 したがって、本願が商標法第3条第1項柱書の要件を具備しないとして本願を拒絶した原査定の拒絶の理由は、解消した。
(3)商標法第4条第1項第11号について
 当審において、2021年(令和3年)11月26日に国際登録簿に記録された所有権の移転の通報があった結果、本願の請求人(出願人)は、原査定における引用商標の商標権者と同一人になった。
 したがって、本願商標が商標法第4条第1項第11号に該当するとして本願を拒絶した原査定の拒絶の理由は解消した。
(4)まとめ
 以上のとおり、本願商標が商標法第6条第1項及び同法第3条第1項柱書の要件を具備しないとし、同法第4条第1項第11号に該当するとして本願を拒絶した原査定の拒絶の理由は、いずれも解消した。
 その他、本願について拒絶の理由を発見しない。
 よって、結論のとおり審決する。
 


        令和 5年 9月25日

     審判長  特許庁審判官 鈴木 雅也
          特許庁審判官 渡邉 あおい
          特許庁審判官 茂木 祐輔

 
 
別掲1 本願商標
 
別掲2 本願の指定商品及び指定役務
 第3類「Household cleaners (excluding chemical cleaners for chimneys), household polishes and cleaning agents, laundry agents, air fresheners for rooms.」
 第9類「Photographic apparatus and instruments; cinematographic apparatus and instruments; optical apparatus and instruments; measuring apparatus and instruments; luminous or mechanical signals; teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; compact discs, DVDs and other digital recording media; computer software; mobile telecommunications apparatus; data transmission apparatus; computer software for providing access to data transmission networks; interactive data transfer apparatus; visual display units; visual display screens; electronic visual display units; display terminals; electronic display panels; electronic display boards; electroluminescent display panels; electronic broadcasting apparatus; graphic display terminals; computer terminals; interactive terminals; electronic advertising displays; electronic advertising sign boards; electronic notice boards; electronic pens; mechanical advertising signboards; neon advertising signboards (luminous); mechanical advertising signboards with electronic displays; mechanical advertising apparatus with alternative displays; illuminated advertising sign boards; electronic agendas; fluorescent screens; neon signs; roadside display boards [luminous]; computer programs (downloadable software); computer programs (recorded); computer memory devices; computer software (recorded); computer game software; electronic interactive computer game software; computer software for advertising purposes; computer software for monitoring the use of computers, television and the Internet; computer software in relation to the purchasing of goods by viewers from a television channel; computer software and computer programs for distribution to, and for use by, viewers of a digital television channel for the viewing and purchase of goods and services; downloadable application software for mobile and handheld electronic devices; downloadable computer game software, computer software and music files in the field of entertainment, news and/or music; downloadable films, television programmes, videos and/or music; computer software for monitoring the use of computers, television and the Internet; computer software for controlling the operation of audio and video devices; encoded magnetic cards; smart cards; downloadable image files; downloadable sound files; downloadable electronic publications; pre-recorded downloadable Internet or other electronic broadcasts, namely, downloadable webcasts, blogs and podcasts; downloadable podcasts, namely downloadable audio files; downloadable webcasts, namely downloadable audio or video files; mouse pads; apparatus and instruments for transmitting, displaying, receiving, storing and searching electronic information; sound and visual recording carriers; sound and visual recording apparatus; sound and visual reproduction apparatus; apparatus for transmission or reproduction of sound or images; cash registers; calculating machines; data processing equipment; parts, fittings and accessories for the aforesaid goods.」
 第16類「Printed advertising and promotional matter; advertising posters; blank note cards; bond paper; cardboard boxes; scrapbooks; note pads; desk pads; bookmarks; calendars; address and appointment books; daily planners; stickers; posters; trading cards; postcards; coasters; printed matter; books; magazines; leaflets; journals; newsletters; booklets; pamphlets; brochures; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; desk top and personal organizers; organizers for stationery use; stationery-type portfolios; paper clips; desktop organisers; letter clips; letter openers; pen and pencil cups; pens; pencils; pencil accessories; document markers; bookmarkers; marker caddies; pen and pencil sets; appointment books; pencil toppers; parts, fittings and accessories for the aforesaid goods.」
 第29類「Meat; foods prepared from meat; fish; anchovies; caviar; tinned fish; foods prepared from fish; poultry; foods prepared from poultry; game; foods prepared from game; meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, marmalade, compotes; apple puree; tomato puree; cranberry sauce; hummus; meat jellies; peanut butter; tahini [sesame seed paste]; eggs; milk and milk products; butter; margarine; buttercream; cheese; cream; milk; milk beverages; milk products; milk shakes; soya milk; tofu; milk products as desserts; whipped cream: yoghurt; milk products from yoghurt as desserts; potato and vegetable crisps; potato snack food; fruit snacks; vegetable snacks; edible oils and fats; frozen vegetables; frozen fruit; meat products; processed marine products; processed vegetables and processed fruits; fruits and vegetables dried and cooked; milk drinks; dairy products.」
 第30類「Coffees; teas; cocoa; chocolate; drinking chocolate; rice; tapioca; sago; flour and preparations made from cereals; baked confectionary; biscuits; cakes; pasta; pasta sauces; bread; rolls; baps; crackers; croissants; bread sticks; baguettes; pastries; pies; fruit pies; meat pies; vegetable pies; pasties; pizzas; confectionery; sweets; candies; bonbons; confectionery, namely, chews; chocolates; ices; sugar, honey, treacle; breakfast cereal; porridge; cereal bars; yeast, baking-powder; salt; mustard; vinegar; sauces (condiments); chocolate sauces; sauces (condiments) containing fruit; cheese sauces; meat sauces; tortilla chips; spices; rice snacks; maize snacks; ice; brown rice, unpolished barley; edible flour; sandwiches; hamburgers; hot dogs (sandwiches); meat pies; spices; pasta sauces; maize snacks.」
 第31類「Barley; grains (cereals): seeds; natural flowers; plants; seedlings; trees; fresh vegetables; fresh fruits; fish, live; shellfish; lobsters, oysters; crayfish; crustaceans; mussels; spiny lobsters; garden herbs, fresh; vegetables; beans; leeks; spinach; peas; squash; marrows; carrots; onions; peppers; potatoes; olives; lentils; fresh fruits; beets; berries; citrus fruit; rhubarb; apples; coconuts; grapes; nuts; chestnuts; brazil nuts; almonds; hazelnuts; peanuts; truffles; cucumbers; tomatoes; mushrooms; lettuce; oats; grains; rye; seeds; natural plants; seedlings; plants; plants; flowers; shrubs; bushes; flowers, dried, for decoration; animal biscuits; animal foodstuffs; malt; fruits; trees; grasses; lawns; seedlings; fish and shellfish (living things); fruits; trees; grasses; lawn; dry flowers; seedlings; flowers; fresh beans; raw peanuts; seedlings; plants; shrubs; unpolished barley.」
 第32類「Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic beverages; fruit beverages and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages; aerated water; tonic water; aloe vera drinks, non-alcoholic aperitifs, non-alcoholic beer; preparations for making beverages; cider, non-alcoholic; cocktails, non-alcoholic; essences for making beverages; fruit juices / fruit juice; fruit nectars, non-alcoholic; ginger beer; isotonic beverages; lemonade; non-alcoholic fruit extracts; smoothies; soda water; tomato juice; vegetable juices; fruit drinks; beer-flavoured soft drinks; beverage production preparations.」
 第33類「Alcoholic beverages; spirits; whisky; gin; rum; vodka; wines; cocktails, alcoholic; aperitifs; digesters [liqueurs and spirits]; liqueurs; pre-mixed alcoholic drinks; cider.」
 第35類「Advertising, namely digital advertising services, creating advertising material, production of advertising materials, dissemination of advertising matter, pay per click advertising, rental of advertising space, rental of advertising space on web sites, online advertising via a computer communications network, rental of advertising time on communication media; marketing, namely statistical evaluations of marketing data, and marketing the goods and services of others, including via a computer communications network; provision of advertising space, time and media; advertising services provided via the Internet; production of television and radio advertisements; provision of business information; bill-board advertising services; electronic bill-board advertising; leasing of advertising billboards; production of advertising matter; rental of advertising space; rental of advertising time on communication media; advertising and promotional services; dissemination of advertising and promotional materials; dissemination of advertising for others via an on-line electronic communications network; providing consumer product information via the Internet or other communications networks; direct mail advertising services; providing a searchable on-line advertising guide featuring the goods and services of other on-line vendors; providing business information by a searchable database via a global computer network; interactive advertising content services including via an e-commerce advertising platform services, for the bringing together, for the benefit of others, of the advertising of a variety of third party retailers, enabling customers to conveniently view and purchase goods (excluding the transport thereof) from the advertised third party retailers, by means of an Internet website, by mail order or by means of telecommunications, of non-medicated cosmetics and toiletry preparations, non-medicated dentifrices, perfumery, essential oils, bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use, cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations, precious metals and their alloys, jewellery, precious and semi-precious stones, horological and chronometric instruments, leather and imitations of leather, animal skins and hides, luggage and carrying bags, umbrellas and parasols, walking sticks, whips, harness and saddlery, collars, leashes and clothing for animals, clothing, footwear, headgear, bottles, drinking flasks, travelling rugs, plugs, chargers, adapters, inflatable pillows, neck pillows, sleep masks, earplugs, travel fan, disposable cameras, waterproof cases for cameras, smartphones, mobile phones, electronic reading books, travel irons, travel hair straighteners, travel hair tongs and travel hot brushes, furniture, furnishings, textiles, carpets, rug, games, toys, games, playthings, musical downloads, musical instruments, vehicles, apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water hand tools and implements (hand-operated), foods and drink and other goods for human consumption or for making goods for human consumption, non- alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages, cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations, laundry articles, pharmacy goods, machines and equipment for household use, cleaning apparatus, lighting apparatus and instruments, heating apparatus and instruments, cooking apparatus and instruments, refrigerating apparatus and instruments, kitchenware, hand tools, cutlery, photographic equipment, domestic electrical and electronic equipment including white goods, household goods namely, crockery, tableware including bowls, plates, mugs, cups and saucers, dishes, jugs, tea and coffee pots, egg cups, china ware, earthenware, dinner services, porcelain ware, hand operated coffee grinders, non-electric coffee percolators, spice sets, spice grinders (non-electric), other than of precious metal, china and ceramic ornaments, ornaments, glassware and crystal, place mats, coasters, trays, non-electric cooking utensils, saucepans, hairbrushes and combs, soap holders, sponges, household containers and utensils, data processing equipment and computers, fire-extinguishing apparatus, CDs, DVDs and high density optical discs, laptop computers, tablet computers, handheld electronic devices namely, games consoles, computer games, computers and accessories therefore, personal digital assistants, digital music players, digital cameras and digital video cameras, ebook readers, wireless communications devices, kitchenware, do-it-yourself equipment, gardening equipment; provision of consumer information relating to the above goods; advertising of computerized on-line ordering services from a variety of third party retailers featuring furniture, furnishings, carpets, rug, games, toys, games, playthings, musical downloads, musical instruments, vehicles, apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water hand tools and implements (hand-operated), sporting articles, foods and drink and other goods for human consumption or for making goods for human consumption, non- alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages, cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations, laundry articles, pharmacy goods, hardware and metal goods, machines and equipment for household use, cleaning apparatus, lighting apparatus and instruments, heating apparatus and instruments, cooking apparatus and instruments, refrigerating apparatus and instruments, kitchenware, hand tools, cutlery, photographic equipment, domestic electrical and electronic equipment including white goods, household goods, household containers and utensils, data processing equipment and computers, fire- extinguishing apparatus, CDs, DVDs and high density optical discs, laptop computers, tablet computers, handheld electronic devices, personal digital assistants, digital music players, mobile telephone, smartphones, digital cameras and digital video cameras, ebook readers, wireless communications devices, kitchenware, do-it-yourself equipment, gardening equipment, holidays, flights, train tickets, tickets for transportation, tickets for entertainment; provision of consumer information relating to the aforementioned; all the aforesaid services also provided on line, from a computer database, from the Internet, by mobile communication or by other means of communication.」
 第36類「Insurance; financial consultancy; financial evaluation [insurance, banking, real estate]; financial management; capital investment; exchange money; fund investments; securities brokerage: stocks and bond brokerage; real estate affairs; rental of shops and offices, commercial and residential property; leasing of, or management of, real estate: leasing of, or space between or within, buildings; real estate management services; information services relating to the rental of shops and offices; real estate services; fund investments; mutual funds; real estate investment; property portfolio management; property finance; real estate, financial appraisal, evaluation, financial valuation, brokerage, and consultancy services; real estate agency services; leasing and management of apartments; residential letting; information and advisory services relating to all the aforesaid services; all the aforesaid services also provided on line, from a computer database, via the Internet, via mobile telephone and via other means of communication.」
 第37類「Building construction; repair, maintenance and refurbishment of commercial and residential property; property development services [building and construction services]; property repair and installation services; repair, servicing and set up of apparatus and instruments for recording, receiving, processing, reproducing and/or transmitting sound and/or visual information or recordings, digital music downloads, electronic sound amplifiers, electronic music amplifiers, musical instruments, tuners, stands and cases for musical instruments; cleaning of buildings; installation services in relation to locks, safes, heating, ventilation, glass, windows and blinds; information and advisory services relating to all the aforesaid services; all the aforesaid services also provided on line, from a computer database, via the Internet, via mobile telephone and via other means of communication.」
 第38類「Telecommunications services; communications services by satellite, television and/or radio; telecommunication services providing audio and visual material via the Internet or other communication connection network; on-line communication services; telecommunication services providing information via the Internet or other communication connection network; provision of communication via the Internet, satellite, cable, television, radio or communication connection network for the transmission of sounds, images, signals and data; audio broadcasting; visual broadcasting; broadcasting and/or transmission of music, live concerts, entertainment, films, videos, shows, radio programmes and/or television programmes via satellite or terrestrial broadcasting; pay-per-view television and cable television transmission services; subscription broadcasting via a global computer network; electronic mail services; message sending; providing on-line electronic bulletin boards; transmission of streamed audio material and visual material via the Internet or other communication connection; Internet service provider services, including providing telecommunications connections to the Internet or other communication connection network; providing multiple-user access to a global computer information network; rental of access time to global computer networks; providing access to portals on the internet; providing internet chat rooms; providing on-line forums; transmission of webcasts; providing access to podcasts; providing access to blogging services; providing access to social media websites and platforms; delivery of messages by audiovisual media and electronic media; transmission of messages over electronic media; information, consultancy and advisory services in relation to the aforesaid services; all the aforesaid services also provided on line, from a computer database, via the Internet, via mobile telephone and via other means of communication.」
 第41類「Entertainment services; organisation of competitions; organisation of exhibitions for cultural or educational purposes; music production services; music distribution services (other than transportation); music library services, namely provision of music online (excluding downloadable) and rental of music recordings; music publishing services; recording studio services; provision of rehearsal studio services; museum services; provision of digital music (not downloadable) from the Internet; presentation of live performances; provision of sports facilities; provision of live music and live entertainment; provision of theatrical performances; provision of facilities for live band performances; provision of live entertainment; provision of live music; provision of live musical performances; provision of live shows; provision of sporting, entertainment and cultural facilities; rental of audio-visual equipment and recording equipment: provision of health club facilities; information and advisory services relating to all the aforesaid services; provision of on-line electronic publications (not downloadable); publishing and electronic publishing services; booking of seats for shows, theatre; information and advisory services in relation to the aforementioned; including any such services provided on-line or from a computer database; all the aforesaid services also provided on line, from a computer database, via the Internet, via mobile telephone and via other means of communication.」
 第42類「Design and development of computer software for electronic data storage; designing online forums; managing and monitoring online forums for security and quality control purposes; creating and maintaining web pages and web sites for others; creating and maintaining blogs for others; hosting on-line web facilities for others; hosting digital content; computer analysis and diagnostics of computer software problems; electronic data mining; electronic data storage; rental of electronic data storage; installation, maintenance and servicing of electronic data storage; recovery of electronic data storage facilities and apparatus; off-site electronic data backup; rental of data carriers; provision of software for electronic data capture; monitoring of electronic data capture for security and quality control purposes; installation, maintenance and servicing of computer software for electronic data storage; consultancy, management, advisory and information services relating to the aforesaid services.」
 第43類「Bar services; food and drink catering; cafe services; restaurants; self-service restaurants; snack-bars; rental of drinking water dispensers; the provision of food and drink; bistro and cafe services; cafeteria services; canteen services; catering services; cocktail lounge services; restaurant services; self-service restaurant services; snack-bar services: public house services; inn services; booking agency services for the provision of food and drink, caterers, temporary accommodation, meeting rooms, conference rooms and conference venues; arranging, provision and rental of meeting rooms, conference rooms and venues; providing banquet and social function facilities for special occasions and food and drink catering for banquets; arranging, provision and rental of temporary accommodation; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the foregoing.」
 
 
 
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