Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/207/14
Decision date
8 May 2014
Hearing Officer
Mrs A Corbett
Mark
The Natural Gum Company
Classes
29, 30, 32

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 - Composite word and device marks
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Earlier Trade Marks - Treatment of descriptive / allusive elements
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Earlier Trade Marks - Particular visual / aural / conceptual considerations
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Earlier Trade Marks - Imperfect recollection
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Average Customer - Importance of end user / consumer
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Average Customer - Consumer attention levels
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Average Customer - Purchasing process
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Reputation
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Passing off (Issues arising from Registry proceedings)

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