Virgin opposed the UK trade mark application for "Virginic" on the basis of its earlier trade mark registrations for "Virgin" for identical goods in class 3.
The Registrar found that neither direct nor indirect confusion between the trade marks will occur: “I believe that the average consumer of the goods at issue will not, when faced with the mark ‘Virginic’, assume that it is a logical brand extension or an evolution of ‘Virgin’ products”.
I expect this decision may be appealed by Virgin. Watch this space.
Virgin Enterprises suffered a defeat last week when the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) dismissed its opposition to a trademark covering cosmetics.