Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/099/06
Decision date
10 April 2006
Hearing Officer
Mr G Salthouse
Mark
CICA
Classes
25
Registered Proprietor
C&J Clark International Limited
Applicants for a declaration of invalidity
Four Star Distribution
Applications for Invalidation
Section 47(2)(a) (citing Section 5(2)(b))

Result

Application for a declaration of invalidity Section 47(2) (citing Section 5(2)(b): Failed.

Points Of Interest

  • Proof of use of earlier trade mark.

Summary

The applications for invalidation cited the applicant’s mark CIRCA, registered in Class 25. However, the Hearing Officer found that the applicant had not shown use during the five year period preceding the application as required by paragraph 6 of The Trade Marks (Proof of Use, etc) Regulations 2004. The applications failed, therefore.

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