Trade mark decision

BL Number
Decision date
10 June 2005
Hearing Officer
Mr J MacGillivray
09, 35, 37, 39
Registered Proprietor
Interleasing (UK) Limited
Applicant for a declaration of invalidity
ANC Rental Corporation (UK) Limited
Application for Invalidation
Section 47(2)(b) (citing Section 5(4)(a))


Application for invalidation, Section 47(2)(b) (citing Section 5(4)(a)), failed.

Points Of Interest

  • 1. None


The applicant's evidence in support of its claim to ownership of an earlier right was, in the view of the Hearing Officer, insufficient in that it did not demonstrate a goodwill at the relevant date sufficient to sustain a passing off action. Indeed, it seemed likely that any goodwill at that time was attached to the registered proprietor.

The application for a declaration of invalidity failed accordingly.

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