Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/214/19
Decision date
26 April 2019
Hearing Officer
Mr O Morris
Mark
American Originals
Classes
03, 08, 18, 21, 35

Grounds

  • Section 3(1) Descriptiveness / Distinctiveness - Devoid of character - other
  • Section 3(1) Descriptiveness / Distinctiveness - Descriptiveness - geographical signs
  • Section 3(1) Descriptiveness / Distinctiveness - Descriptiveness - other characteristic of goods or services
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Issues To Do With Goods / Services - Goods v retail services
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Reputation
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Link
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Unfair disadvantage of distinctive character
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Passing off (Issues arising from Registry proceedings)
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Added value (circumstances where S.5(4)(a) offers an advantageous position in comparison to S.5(2)

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