Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/043/00
Decision date
14 February 2000
Hearing Officer
Mr M Knight
Mark
REGGAE REGGAE
Classes
33
Applicants
Joseph E Seagram & Sons Inc
Opponents
Daniel Finzi & Co (Suc.) Limited
Opposition
Sections 3(6) & 5(2)(b)

Result

Section 3(6) - Opposition dismissed

Section 5(2)(b) - Opposition successful

Points Of Interest

  • None

Summary

The opposition was based on the opponents’ use and prior application for registration, of the mark REGGAE. No evidence was put forward in support of the ground under Section 3(6); this ground was dismissed accordingly. The Hearing Officer found that the opponents’ mark was similar and was proposed for registration in respect of the same goods in an application which pre-dated the application in suit. Opposition under Section 5(2)(b) therefore succeeded.

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