Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/266/14
Decision date
9 June 2014
Hearing Officer
Mr G Salthouse
Mark
The Wedge
Classes
29, 30

Grounds

  • Section 3(1) Descriptiveness / Distinctiveness - Devoid of character - word marks
  • Section 3(1) Descriptiveness / Distinctiveness - Descriptiveness - other characteristic of goods or services
  • Section 3(2) Shapes - Shape resulting from the nature of the goods
  • Section 3(3) Immoral and Deceptive Marks - Deceptive as to nature, quality etc.
  • 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 - Treatment of descriptive / allusive elements
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Earlier Trade Marks - Particular visual / aural / conceptual considerations
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Relevant date
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Standard of proof (evidential issues)

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