Trade mark decision

BL Number
Decision date
29 August 2002
Hearing Officer
Mr J MacGillivray
Linseal International Ltd
Hokochemie GMBH
Sections 5(2)(b), 5(4)(a) & 3(6)


Section 5(2)(b) - Opposition successful

Section 5(4)(a) - Opposition failed

Section 3(6) - Opposition failed

Points Of Interest

  • 1. See Hearing Officer's provisional decision dated 28 June 2001 ( BL O/282/01).
  • 3. See the Appointed Person’s decision dated 23 June 2003 (BL O/195/03). In view of agreement between the parties it was requested that the decisions issued on 28 June 2001 (BL O/282/01) and 29 August 2002 (BL O/361/02) be discharged; appeal by applicants to Appointed Person withdrawn and opponents opposition to applicants trade mark Application No 2204593 withdrawn. Also agreement re costs.
  • 2. Hearing Officer’s decision of 28 June 2001 appealed to the Appointed Person. Appeal stayed pending outcome of associated invalidity proceedings. ( BL O/116/03).


In his decision dated 28 July 2001 the Hearing Officer found the opponents opposition to be successful under Section 5(2)(b). That finding had been provisional in the context that the opponents pending earlier right was under opposition by the applicants.

The opponents earlier right has now been registered with no impact on their Class 1 specification. In this decision the Hearing Officer confirms his earlier findings and awarded costs to the opponents.

Full decision O/361/02 PDF document7Kb