Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/449/00
Decision date
1 December 2000
Hearing Officer
Mr M Foley
Mark
PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS
Classes
03
Applicant
Pacific World Corporation
Opponent
Professional Solutions Ltd
Opposition
Section 5(4)(a)

Result

Section 5(4)(a) - Opposition successful

Points Of Interest

  • An example of a successful opposition founded in Section 5(4)(a)

Summary

The opponents showed use of their unregistered mark since around January 1993. The Hearing Officer considered it reasonable to infer that the opponents were likely to have established a degree of goodwill and a reputation in the trade mark PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS. It followed that misrepresentation was almost unavoidable and damage would be caused to the opponents’ rights.

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