Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/287/06
Decision date
12 October 2006
Hearing Officer
Mrs A Corbett
Mark
BOSHED!
Classes
09, 18, 25, 32
Applicant
David James Coughlin
Opponents
Bose BV & Bose Corporation
Opposition
Interlocutory decision on costs following withdrawal of Opposition proceedings

Result

Costs, from the standard scale, awarded to the applicant.

Points Of Interest

  • Costs in proceedings before the Registrar.

Summary

After some to-ing and fro-ing involving the opponent, the Registry and the applicant an opposition was withdrawn, at first conditionally, but as this was not acceptable to the Registry, then unconditionally.

The applicant subsequently asked for an award of costs, which was agreed. The Registry in a ‘preliminary view’ indicated that it would make an award based on the usual scale of costs. The applicant asked for this to be referred to a Hearing Officer and, when the Hearing Officer upheld the preliminary view, asked for a statement of her reasons.

This decision set out those reasons.

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