Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/425/00
Decision date
21 November 2000
Hearing Officer
Mr S P Rowan
Mark
JINI
Classes
07, 09, 38, 42
Applicant
Sun Microsystems
Opponent
Viglen Ltd
Applications for costs, and security for costs.

Result

Request for security for costs - Refused.

Request for wasted cost order - Refused.

Request for cost in respect of interlocutory hearing - Granted.

Points Of Interest

  • Consideration of the factors in dealing with security for costs, wasted costs and costs.

Summary

A request for an order of security for costs in Opposition 50304, by the opponents, was refused by the Registrar. The opponents had not attended the hearing convened to hear their request and the applicants (who had been represented at the hearing) accordingly asked for a wasted costs order; which was refused. The Hearing Officer did, however, award costs in respect of a further hearing. BL O/425/00 provides reasons for all these decisions.

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