Trademark: 'METRO' 
MIP METRO Group Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
European Community Trademark, no. 000779116, Figurative mark


On 20. 3. 1998 the community trademark application no. 000779116 was filed for METRO (Figurative mark) by MIP METRO Group Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG before the OAMI.The goods and services in respect of which registration of the trademark was sought are in classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 and 42. The current status of the trademark is application opposed.

Status is 'Application opposed'
The Community Trade Mark application has been opposed on the basis of any of earlier rights such as an earlier national trademark, an earlier international registration, an earlier Community trade mark, etc. If the opposition is successful, the trademark will not be registered.

Applied20. 3. 1998
Nice classes1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42


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MIP METRO Group Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
Metro-Str. 1
40235 Düsseldorf


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Nice classes

1  Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; preparations for keeping flowers fresh, nutrient salts, soil conditioning chemicals, preparations for purifying water; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures, in particular lawn fertilizers, rose fertilizers, conifer fertilizers, flower fertilizers, compound fertilizers and rhododendron fertilizers; potting compost, garden peat, soil loosening preparations; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry, adhesive cement; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs, unexposed films; road salt.

2  Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants, namely wood, leather and polishing mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists.

3  Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; laundry starch; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, deodorants for hygienic purposes, hair lotions, hair sprays; dentifrices; scented sprays and room sprays (included in class 3); essential oils for foodstuffs.

4  Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; solid, liquid and gaseous fuels, in particular coal, charcoal, coke, firelighters in paste and cube form, peat, wood, petrol, diesel, fuel oils, motor spirit for internal combustion engines, benzol, petroleum, methylated spirits, liquid gas including propane gas and butane gas, acetylene, oxygen and hydrogen; illuminants; candles, nightlights and wicks, lighters being equipment.

5  Chemical and sanitary preparations, algicides, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, molluscicides, nematicides; dietetic food for babies; antiseptics and disinfectants; plasters, materials for dressings; hygienic articles for women, namely sanitary towels, panty liners, tampons, sanitary pants; deodorants for sanitary purposes, deodorising room sprays; adhesives for dentures; preparations for destroying vermin, in particular rodenticides; medicinal teas and drugs; vitamin preparations; medicines (other than prescription medicines); dietetic substances adapted for medical use, dietetic substances with a vitamin base, being foodstuffs for nutrient-reduced and/or calorie-controlled consumption; medicinal herbs in dried or preserved form; medicinal herb extracts, food supplements, namely preparations for enriching food for human consumption with trace elements, vitamins, flavouring and flavour enhancing substances and roughage.

6  Non-electric cables and wires of common metal; metal building materials; pipes and tubes of metal; ironmongery (small), goods of common metal, namely chains, taps for casks, bottle tops, junctions for pipework, valves, grating, furniture casters, signboards, transport containers, tanks and window, door and furniture fittings; ironmongery and bins and water-butts, propane gas bottles; safes and cash boxes; transportable buildings of metal, in particular prefabricated garages; roller blinds.

7  Electric kitchen machines for crushing, chopping, grinding, cutting, pressing, stirring or beating, meat mincing machines, sewing machines, dish washers, washing machines, spin driers; motors and engines, except for land vehicles; agricultural machines; cleaning machines, mechanical filtering apparatus, pumps for conveying liquids, solids and air, hand-operated, electric or driven by a petrol engine or being attachments for hand-operated apparatus or machines; current generators; machines for metal working, wood working, processing plastic, compressors, sweeping machines, snow clearing apparatus, cleaning machines, mechanical filtering apparatus, lifting apparatus; pressure valves, pressure regulators; electric lawn trimmers, battery-operated hedge cutters, soil aerating devices, garden hoes, motor scythes, choppers, shredders, mulch mowers, petrol-driven and electric lawn mowers, lawn mowers in the form of tractors and other vehicles; rope winches; rope hoists and pulley lifting tackle, including electric rope hoists and pulley lifting tackle; compressors and accessories, namely spray guns for paint, tyre inflation pressure gauges, spray guns, sand blasting apparatus; pressure flushing apparatus; electrically driven tools for DIY, cutting, drilling, percussion drilling, planing, screwing, grinding and milling machines, drill hammers, drilling screws, drilling and milling stations, milling grinding motors, lathes, electric saws, rocker saws, chain saws, piercing saws, circular saws, circular saw benches, cutting implements and work benches adapted for the aforesaid tools, electric planes, grinding apparatus and machines, electric and hand-operated tackers, electric soldering irons and soldering stations, solder guns, hot-melt adhesive guns, vices, electric generators, current generators, hot-air generators, paint spraying apparatus, apparatus for stripping wall hangings, hot-air apparatus and blowers, including hot-air apparatus and blowers for removing lacquer, tile dividing and cutting machines, electric welding apparatus machines, high-pressure cleaners, sand blasting apparatus, drill sharpeners being apparatus and attachments for drilling machines, roller blinds, motors and lifting devices for roller blinds; sewing machines, knitting machines, dish washers, washing machines, ironing machines, electrically-operated household and kitchen utensils, foil sealers, slicers for bread and cooked meats, tin openers, mixers, juicers, electric knives, electric grinders, food processors, pasta-making machines, stirring utensils, meat mincers, flour mills, coffee grinders, all-purpose cutters, presses, vacuum cleaners; electric lawn mowers, electric rakes, electric choppers; filters being parts of machines, motors or engines; incubators for eggs; mechanically-operated agricultural and horticultural apparatus; electric hedge cutters; fans and cylinders for motors and engines.

8  Hand tools and instruments (hand-operated); cutlery; razors; nail cutting apparatus; trimmers for dogs; electric clippers (machines); side arms; mechanical lawn mowers; mechanical lawn trimmers, mechanical hedge cutters; hand-operated equipment used in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, in the construction of machines, apparatus and vehicles, and in structural engineering.

9  Electric and electronic apparatus and instruments (included in class 9); spectacles, field glasses, projectors, enlarging equipment, stands for cameras; radio and television apparatus, voice machines, entertainment equipment, being adapted for use with television apparatus; colour photocopying equipment and machines, including electrostatic and thermal colour photocopying equipment and machines, photocopiers and other copying apparatus; special purpose containers, specially adapted for the aforesaid apparatus and instruments; electric soldering apparatus, electric welding apparatus, autogenous welding apparatus, battery charging apparatus; foil sealing devices; wax polishing machines, flat irons; protective helmets for people engaging in winter sports, horse riders, cyclists and motorcyclists; diving suits, diving goggles, ski goggles; clothing for protection against accidents, including shoes, special clothing for life-saving purposes, face protection shields, protective goggles or protective masks for workers; exposed films; batteries, tachometers, transformers; electric cables, wires, conductors and connection fittings therefor, commutators, distribution boards and distributing boxes; warning triangles; fire-extinguishing apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers, data carriers containing machine-readable programs, data processing programs; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; magnetic data carriers in the form of tapes, films, discs, cassettes, sound recording discs; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for weak-current engineering, namely for telecommunications, high-frequency engineering and control engineering; scientific apparatus and instruments for scientific research in laboratories; metal detectors and voltage detection apparatus; garage door openers.

10  Orthopaedic articles, namely orthopaedic bandages, corsetry, hosiery and shoes; thermal cushions, infra-red radiation apparatus, support cushions, walking aids, pulse measuring apparatus, spa baths, teeth polishing apparatus, condoms, feeding bottle valves, teats; health care apparatus, namely arterial blood pressure measuring apparatus, hearing aids, thermometers, blood sugar measuring apparatus, inhalation apparatus, acupuncture apparatus, tanning apparatus (sun beds), massage apparatus, apparatus for physiotherapy, electric current stimulator apparatus, stethoscopes for blood pressure measuring apparatus; suture materials; heated cushions and electric blankets for medical purposes.

11  Electric hot water bottles, electric footwarmers, heated cushions and electric blankets not for medical purposes; heat pumps, yoghurt makers; apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes, tumble driers; turn signals.

12  Land vehicles, except (carriages of) underground trains, and water vehicles, in particular trailers and boat trailers and automobiles, mopeds, motorcycles, bicycles, kayaks, rowing boats and sailing boats, snow ploughs, snow caterpillar tractors; wheelbarrows, wheelchairs for invalids, pushchairs, golf carts, hose carts, dinghies; parts for land vehicles, except parts for (carriages of) underground trains, in particular starters, silencers, brakes, reversing alarms, horns, gear boxes, couplings, motors and engines and driving belts, vehicle seats, steering wheels, wheels, tyres, wheel rims, tyre valves, shock absorbers, accessories for automobiles and bicycles, namely luggage and ski racks, snow chains, spoilers, head rests, safety belts, safety seats for children, dress guards for bicycles, bells and air pumps, puncture repair kits; roof boxes.

13  Fireworks.

14  Precious metals and their alloys and objects made therefrom or coated therewith, namely craft objects, decorative objects, tableware and epergnes (except cutlery), watch straps, medals and medallions, cigar and cigarette cases and holders, jewellery, costume jewellery, precious stones and gemstones; horological and chronometric instruments.

15  Musical instruments.

16  Paper and cardboard and goods made from cardboard, namely containers for packaging, bags for packaging; bookbinding material, namely bookbinding yarn, linen and other textile materials for bookbinding; instructional and teaching material (except apparatus) in the form of games, animal and plant preparations, geological models and preparations, globes, drawing implements for wall boards; electric and electronic typewriters, office requisites (except furniture), namely addressing machines, franking machines, document files, letter trays, letter openers, writing pads, perforators, stapling presses, dictating apparatus, paper clips and staples, inking ribbons, correcting agents for offices, stamps (seals), inking pads, ink for stamps, inks for writing and drawing, Indian ink, fastening holders for documents, files and file covers for documents, backs for files and file covers, holders for pens and pencils, pencil sharpeners, desk furniture, fountain pen cups, card index boxes, desk files, paper trays, office scissors, paper cutters, letter scales, slide rules; printers' type and printing blocks; playing cards; ring binders, conference folders, correspondence folders, document folders, writing and accounting pads, note books, vocabulary books, homework diaries, packaging material of plastic, namely sleeves, bags and films; photographs, stationery, photograph albums, adhesives for stationery or household purposes, including adhesives for handicraft work; self-adhesive tapes for stationery or household purposes; artists' materials, namely modelling clay, canvas, Indian inks, palettes and easels for painters, mordants and sheet metals for artists; paint brushes.

17  Films, sheets, and rods of plastic in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; asbestos, mica and goods thereof, namely fire-proof cloths and insulating suits; flexible pipes, not of metal; self-adhesive tapes, other than stationery and not for medical or household purposes.

18  Leather and imitations of leather and goods made of these materials, namely bags and other containers not specifically designed for the objects being carried, and small goods of leather, in particular purses, pocket wallets, key wallets; animal skins, hides; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; hand bags, briefcases, shopping bags, school satchels, back packs, rucksacks.

19  Building materials (non-metallic), in particular semi-worked wood, and beams, boards and panels, plywood, building glass, in particular tiles and window glass, non-metallic rigid pipes for building; transportable buildings, not of metal, in particular prefabricated garages, summer houses, storage sheds; roller blinds.

20  Furniture, camping furniture, bed clothes, mattresses, pillows, sleeping bags for camping; mirrors, picture frames; goods of plastic, namely mouldings for picture frames, curtain rails, pegs, cases, transport pallets, casks, containers, chests, tanks, rivets, screws, pins, signs, furniture, window and door fittings, curtain hooks, slatted indoor blinds, garment bags, coat hangers, clothes pegs, stoppers for bottles, stakes for plants or trees; letter boxes not of metal or of masonry; goods of wood or wood substitute materials, namely mouldings for picture frames, curtain rails, pegs, cases, transport pallets, casks, containers, chests, work benches, tanks, taps, laths, tool handles, spools, coat hangers, clothes-pegs, works of art, decorative articles; goods of cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, tortoiseshell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum.

21  Cleaning instruments; articles for cleaning purposes; steel wool; cooking pot sets of metal, including pots, pans and kettles, buckets; household and kitchen goods of glass, porcelain and earthenware, namely plates, cups, saucers, pans, bowls, jars, tureens, beer mugs, beer glasses, wine and water glasses, vases, glasses, dishes, marmalade and jam containers, sugar and cream sets, sets for vinegar, pepper and oil, fruit bowls, mixing bowls, cooking pots, carafes and bottles; small hand operated household and kitchen apparatus (except vaporisers and spraying machines for liquids and powders of all kinds) and portable containers for household and kitchen use (not of precious metal or coated therewith); apparatus for making ices; cosmetics utensils, electric combs and toothbrushes, electric manicure equipment, mouth washes, shaving sprays; combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes).

22  Rope, string, nets, namely fishing nets, net bags for shopping; tents, awnings, sails, bags for packaging of textile material; bags (sacks) for the transport and storage of goods.

23  Yarns and threads, for textile use.

24  Textiles and textile goods, namely fabric, curtains, blinds, household linen, table and bed linen; bed and table covers, furniture covering materials, decorative materials.

25  Clothing, including shoes, boots, slippers and headgear.

26  Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.

27  Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors of rubber, plastic or textile materials, in particular carpeting, carpet tiles, bedside rugs, bridges and runners, wall hangings (non-textile).

28  Games, in particular electric and electronic games, playthings; gymnastic and sporting appliances, snorkels; decorations for Christmas trees.

29  Dietetic substances with a protein and/or carbohydrate base, being foodstuffs for nutrient-reduced and/or calorie-controlled consumption; edible oils and fats; prepared meals, mainly consisting of meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, game, vegetables or prepared fruit (including the aforesaid goods in frozen form), desserts of yoghurt, quark or cream; eggs, milk and milk products, namely butter, cheese, cream, yoghurt, milk powder for food; meat, fish, shellfish, poultry and game, including preserved, prepared or frozen meat, fish, shellfish, poultry and game, preserved, dried or frozen fruit and vegetables; meat extracts, meat, fish, fruit and vegetable jellies; jams and marmalades.

30  Dietetic substances with a protein and/or carbohydrate base, being foodstuffs for nutrient-reduced and/or calorie-controlled consumption; salad dressings, mayonnaise; coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee and tea; flour and preparations made from cereals (except foodstuffs for animals), in particular breakfast cereals; pasta; chocolate and chocolate goods, pralines, including pralines with a liquid filling of wine and/or spirits, sweets, bread, pastry and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking powder; edible salt; mustard; vinegar, sauces [except salad dressings]; spices and condiments; flavourings for food.

31  Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products, namely grains and other propagation material, unprocessed grains, unprocessed wood; natural plants and flowers, flower bulbs and tubers; fresh fruit and vegetables, in particular potatoes, seeds; dried plants, straw mulch and litter peat, cat litter, foodstuffs for animals, in particular dog and cat food; live animals, in particular ornamental fish; salt for cattle.

32  Beers, mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic drinks; syrups and other non-alcoholic beverages; fruit drinks and fruit juices.

33  Alcoholic beverages (except beers), in particular wines, spirits and liqueurs.

34  Tobacco; tobacco products, in particular cigarettes and cigars, smokers' articles, namely tobacco tins, cigar and cigarette holders, cigar and cigarette cases, ashtrays, none of the aforesaid goods of precious metals or their alloys or coated therewith, pipe stands, pipe cleaners, cigar cutters, pipes, lighters, pocket equipment for rolling cigarettes, cigarette papers, cigarette filters, lighter fuel, tobacco pouches, water pipes; matches.

35  Marketing, sales promotion, purchasing consultancy, marketing studies and marketing analysis, business, organisation, personnel and professional business consultancy, advertising, including radio and television advertising, cinema advertising, advertising documentation, public relations; opinion polling, organising trade fairs and exhibitions; commercial and professional business consultancy, in particular for the retail food sector, providing commercial and professional business information, in particular for the retail food sector.

36  Financial affairs, namely credit bureaux and financing of credit for the wholesale and retail sector, real estate, mortgage and leasing brokerage, insurance brokerage; financial brokerage for investments in businesses, installations, equipment; financial consultancy pertaining hereto.

37  Building construction; repair; installation services.

38  News agency services for press, radio and television.

39  Travel arrangement, arrangement of tourist services, sightseeing, rental of garages and parking places, rental of vehicles, parcel delivery; collecting, transporting and sorting of waste and secondary raw materials.

40  Processing and removal of waste and secondary raw materials for others, using chemical, physical and/or biological processes (recycling).

41  Tuition, further education and professional consultancy for employers and of commercial employees and trainees of foreign businesses, arranging of seminars, congresses and correspondence courses in the professional business sector, arranging sporting competitions, public entertainment.

42  Computer programming, rental of electronic data processing installations; providing of food and drink, party services, consultancy for businesses which manufacture and/or use packaging and/or packaging materials, in the development, selection and use of ecologically compatible and economically viable packaging and packaging materials, and in the labelling of the aforesaid packaging and packaging materials; business and consumer consultancy in matters relating to the environment and waste, namely consultancy in the avoidance of waste, and in the collecting, transporting, sorting, evaluating and disposal of waste and secondary raw materials; copyright management and exploitation (all the aforesaid services for others); providing of expert opinion in the commercial and professional business sector, in particular for the retail food sector, providing commercial and professional business know-how, in particular for the retail food sector; disposal of waste and secondary raw materials for others using chemical, physical and/or biological processes.


Vienna classes


Records history

17.1.2017 The current state is Application opposed
Current state
5.12.2012 Published
Conversion - Conversion of a CTM into a national trade mark
30.4.2012 Published
Representative - Change of name and professional address
3.8.2009 Published
Representative - Change of name and professional address
4.6.2007 Published
Proprietor - Total transfers
13.3.2006 Registered
Representative - Appointement of a new representative
23.11.2005 Published
Representative - Deletion of the representative
23.2.2004 Registered
Proprietor - Change of name and address
15.11.2001 Published
Representative - Change of name and professional address
20.3.1998 Application
Application of the trademark 000779116 METRO

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