Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/217/01
Decision date
3 May 2001
Hearing Officer
Mr C Bowen
Mark
THE EDGE
Classes
42
Applicant
Julia Penelope Cranfield
Opponent
Mackay Holdings Ltd & The Vortex Entertainment Ltd
Opposition
Sections 3(6) & 5(4)(a)

Result

Section 3(6) - Opposition failed

Section 5(4)(a) - Opposition successful

Points Of Interest

  • None

Summary

The opposition was founded in the opponents’ use of and reputation in the mark THE EDGE, in connection with inter alia, bar and restaurant services. The opponents’ establishment was in central London; the applicant however had her establishment in Southampton. Nevertheless, both establishments catered for the gay and lesbian community and the Hearing Officer found for the opponents under Section 5(4)(a). He dismissed both prongs of the attack under Section 3(6), however.

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