Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/460/15
Decision date
5 October 2015
Hearing Officer
Mr G Salthouse
Mark
CHAMPSPORTS.co.uk/champssports.co.uk
Classes
35

Grounds

  • Section 3(6) Bad Faith - Knowledge of opponent's use in the UK
  • Section 3(6) Bad Faith - Knowledge of opponent's mark outside 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 - Composite word marks
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Reputation
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Link
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Unfair disadvantage of distinctive character
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Unfair advantage of repute
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Detriment to distinctive character
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Detriment to repute
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Without due cause
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Relevant date
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Standard of proof (evidential issues)
  • Other Issues - Internet usage issues

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