Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/064/08
Decision date
28 February 2008
Appointed Person
Mr Geoffrey Hobbs QC
Mark
T A D TAXASSIST DIRECT £TAX ASSIST DIRECT THE ACCOUNTANCY AND TAX SERVICE FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Classes
35
Registered Proprietor
Tax Assist Direct Limited
Applicant for a Declaration of Invalidity
Nasratul Ameen
Invalidation
Appeal to the Appointed Person against an interlocutory decision of the Registrar’s Hearing Officer in invalidation proceedings

Result

Appeal dismissed

Points Of Interest

  • “….. the Hearing Officer was bound to proceed on the basis that the registrations in issue were prima facie valid.”
  • See also BL O/265/07

Summary

At first instance (see BL O/265/07) the Hearing Officer had allowed evidence to be corrected and an extension of time in which to file it. The applicant appealed to the Appointed Person.

The appointed Person, having reviewed the earlier decision, upheld it and dismissed the appeal. The evidence stages were not yet completed and the quality of that evidence should be considered at the conclusion of the procedure.

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