Trade mark decision

BL Number
Decision date
9 December 2004
Appointed Person
Professor Ruth Annand
09, 25
Registered Proprietor/Appellant
Joseph Yu
Applicants for declaration of invalidity/respondents
Liaoning Light Industrial Products Import and Export Corporation
Appeal against the decision of the Registrar's Hearing Officer in invalidation proceedings.


Appeal failed.

Points Of Interest

  • 1. Bad faith.


At first instance (see BL O/071/04) the Hearing Officer had found the applicant successful. The registered proprietor appealed to the Appointed Person against this decision.

The appellant criticised the Hearing Officer's decision on a number of points, but the Appointed Person found no substance in any of them and stated her belief that the Hearing Officer had been right to conclude that the application for the registration of WALKERLAND had been made in bad faith.

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