Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/509/12
Decision date
20 December 2012
Hearing Officer
Mr M Bryant
Mark
UNCONDITIONAL
Classes
03

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 - Identical marks
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Average Customer - Purchasing process
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Likelihood of Confusion - Marketing concepts / considerations
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Reputation
  • Sections 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) Dilution Cases - Link
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Standard of proof (evidential issues)
  • Section 5(4) Earlier Rights - Added value (circumstances where S.5(4)(a) offers an advantageous position in comparison to S.5(2)

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