Trade mark decision

BL Number
Decision date
18 February 2008
Hearing Officer
Mr M Foley
THIRTYSOMETHING(S) 30 SOMETHING(S) (series of four marks)
Registered Proprietor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc
Applicants for revocation
Woodbridge Estates Limited
Application for Revocation
Section 46(1)


Application for revocation successful, for the most part.

Points Of Interest

  • 1. Use by licensee
  • 2. Use of one mark in a series of four.


The evidence showed use of the mark THIRTYSOMETHING, under licence from the registered proprietor, only in respect of a television series. (No use was shown of the other three marks in the series but as this aspect had not been put in issue by the applicants the Hearing Officer decided not to address it). In the result the registration was reduced so as to cover “production of television shows”.

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