Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/059/05
Decision date
8 March 2005
Hearing Officer
Mrs A Corbett
Mark
SUNDIAL
Classes
09, 42
Applicant
Cambridge Computed Imaging Ltd
Opponent
Sun Microsystems Inc
Interlocutory hearing of a request for confidentiality of exhibits in opposition proceedings.

Result

Application for exhibits to be accorded confidential treatment, granted.

Points Of Interest

  • 1. Confidentiality of evidence : application of Rule 51.

Summary

The opponent had requested that certain exhibits in their evidence be treated as confidential and not open to inspection by the public or the applicant. There was no objection to their being disclosed to the applicant's advisors.

A hearing was arranged to consider this request, following which the Hearing Officer ruled that the exhibits could remain confidential in accordance with the opponent's wishes.

The applicant asked for a written statement of the Hearing Officer's reasons. These are set out in this decision.

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