Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/345/12
Decision date
13 September 2012
Hearing Officer
Mr D Landau
Mark
PRO Sportflex
Classes
05

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 - Treatment of descriptive / allusive elements
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Earlier Trade Marks - Conceptual distinctions
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Average Customer - Consumer attention levels
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Likelihood of Confusion - Marketing concepts / considerations
  • 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 - Colour issues
  • Revocation / Proof of Use - Dates - genuine use
  • Revocation / Proof of Use - Dates - use outside the relevant periods
  • Revocation / Proof of Use - Variant forms of marks - use with another mark
  • Revocation / Proof of Use - Partial revocation - arriving at a fair description of goods / services
  • Procedural Issues - Evidence in reply

Full decision O/345/12 PDF document141Kb