Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/242/15
Decision date
27 May 2015
Hearing Officer
Mr C Bowen
Mark
Berkeley
Classes
33

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 marks
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Earlier Trade Marks - Importance of first element
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Average Customer - Identification of
  • 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
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Passing off (Issues arising from Registry proceedings)
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Relevant date
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Standard of proof (evidential issues)
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Trivial v minimal goodwill
  • Other Issues - Construction of agreements / contracts
  • Revocation / Proof of Use - Dates - calculation of dates
  • Revocation / Proof of Use - Dates - genuine use
  • Revocation / Proof of Use - Dates - use for export / goods in transit
  • Revocation / Proof of Use - Dates - use outside the relevant periods
  • Procedural Issues - Pleadings, Strike out, Estoppel

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