Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/398/00
Decision date
26 October 2000
Hearing Officer
Mr G Salthouse
Mark
DHILLON'S
Classes
29, 30, 42
Applicant
Daljeev Singh Dhillon & Sukhvinder Kaur Dhillon
Opponent
Harkirat Singh Dhillon
Opposition
Section 3(1)(b)

Result

Section 3(1)(b) - Opposition failed.

Points Of Interest

  • Application of Registry's surname practice

Summary

The opponents’ case rested on the claim that Dhillon was a common surname, and the phonetic equivalent of an even more common UK surname "Dillon". The Hearing Officer stayed close to the current Registry practice in relation to surnames and the phonetic equivalents thereof, and the opposition failed accordingly.

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