Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/063/16
Decision date
8 February 2016
Hearing Officer
Mr O Morris
Mark
BENTLEY 1962
Classes
25

Grounds

  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Earlier Trade Marks - Distinctive and dominant components
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Earlier Trade Marks - Treatment of descriptive / allusive elements
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Likelihood of Confusion - Effect of concurrent use
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Reputation
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Link
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Unfair advantage of repute
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Without due cause
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Relevant date
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Standard of proof (evidential issues)
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Trivial v minimal goodwill
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Added value (circumstances where S.5(4)(a) offers an advantageous position in comparison to S.5(2)
  • Other Issues - Acquiescence
  • Other Issues - Estoppel

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