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Results of past decisions

This service allows you access to trade mark decisions issued by us and the appointed person since the beginning of 1998.

If you know the British library (BL) number of a decision, you can use the BL number search to view the summary and or full decision. The general search allows you to customize your search criteria to suit your requirements.

For a chronological list of decisions, select the type of hearing and click Search. Alternatively you can use the browse by year facility towards the bottom of this page.

It is possible to search decisions according to the grounds of a decision only for those decisions added to the service after 16 September 2010.

BL number search
BL number search

Ensure the leading 'O' is a letter not a zero. Slashes are optional. E.G. O/200/02 or O20002 will produce the same result.

General search

Browse by year

Click on a year in the following table to view all decisions issued during that period.

Read across the row to find links to previous years
Year                                
20142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001200019991998



Selected pre 1998 decisions are also available.

Please note

This is not intended to be a comprehensive information service concerning decisions. Some decisions listed may have been overturned on appeal, either in whole or part. Furthermore, the decisions provided are for information only. While every effort is made to ensure that they are accurate, some errors may have been introduced during conversion for the web.

European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) External Link has delivered judgement in a number of cases relating to trade marks. Although these cases did not involve United Kingdom marks, the decisions of the ECJ do have implications for our examination practices.

The European Court of Justice case number is listed in the first column. Read across a row to find the short title of the case.
Case No Short title (our reference)
C-191/01P External Link Doublemint
C-104/01 External Link Libertel
C-53/01 External Link Linde
C-383/99P External Link Baby-Dry
C-363/99 External Link Postkantoor
C-299/99 External Link Phillips
C-342/97 PDF document(19Kb) Lloyd/Loint's
C-108/97 & C-109/97 PDF document(29Kb) Chiemsee
C-39/97 PDF document(17Kb) Canon v MGM
C-251/95 PDF document(18Kb) Sabel v Puma

Court of Appeal

On 12 January 2007 The Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Special Effects Ltd v L'Oreal.