Trade mark decision
- BL Number
- Decision date
- 16 June 2004
- Hearing officer
- Mr Geoffrey Hobbs QC
- Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana
- BSA (Formerly Besnier SA)
- Appeal to the Appointed Person in Opposition Proceedings
Costs awarded to the applicant in respect of the abandoned appeal.
Points Of Interest
- 1. Costs in proceedings before the Appointed Person : established practice.
The opponent (the losers at first instance – see BL O/211/02) had appealed to the Appointed Person but had, in agreement with the other party, sought a deferment of the hearing, in hopes of a settlement. No settlement had been achieved, and the appellant withdrew their appeal. Now the applicant sought an award of costs in respect of the abandoned appeal.
Having considered the information provided, the Appointed Person made an award of costs in accordance with the Registrar’s published scale.
Full decision O/196/04 14Kb