Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/277/20
Decision date
12 May 2020
Hearing Officer
Mr M Bryant
Mark
WEBUY.COM, WEBUYTEK.CO.UK
Classes
09, 35, 41

Grounds

  • Section 3(1) Descriptiveness / Distinctiveness - Devoid of character - word marks
  • Section 3(1) Descriptiveness / Distinctiveness - Descriptiveness - other characteristic of goods or services
  • 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 - Importance of first element
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Distinctive Character of Earlier Trade Mark - Any unusual issues
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Reputation
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Passing off (Issues arising from Registry proceedings)
  • Other Issues - Domain name / company name
  • Procedural Issues - Pleadings, Strike out, Estoppel

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