Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/416/20
Decision date
2 September 2020
Hearing Officer
Ms H Harrison
Mark
Sapphire

Grounds

  • Section 3(6) Bad Faith - Knowledge of opponent's use in the UK
  • 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
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Passing off (Issues arising from Registry proceedings)
  • Revocation / Proof of Use - Variant forms of marks - use with matter added or subtracted
  • Revocation / Proof of Use - Partial revocation - arriving at a fair description of goods / services
  • Procedural Issues - Costs – litigants in person, actual, security for

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