Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/168/08
Decision date
16 June 2008
Appointed Person
Mr Geoffrey Hobbs QC
Mark
PLAYBOYSKOOL & device
Classes
08, 09, 16, 18, 25, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 41, 45
Applicants/Respondents
Hot Sheyt Management & Music Publishing Est
Opponents
Playboy Enterprises International Inc
Opposition
Appeal to the Appointed Person against the decision of the Registrar’s Hearing Officer in opposition proceedings.

Result

See summary above.

Points Of Interest

  • See also BL O/013/08

Summary

At first instance (see BL O/013/08) the Hearing Officer had found the opponents successful in respect of all but a few of the goods/services specified in the application.

The opponents appealed in respect of these four.

In the interim, however, the Swiss trade mark which had provided the basis for the International trade mark application in suit had been withdrawn. The Appointed Person therefore took the view that the appeal had become pointless. He proposed that the Hearing Officer’s decision be left in place but the opponents would be free to pursue the applicants in respect of the costs awarded by the Hearing Officer. Neither party objected to this outcome. (In fact the applicants had not since been heard from).

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