Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/510/01
Decision date
13 November 2001
Hearing Officer
Mr M Knight
Mark
EASY RIDERS
Classes
25
Registered Proprietor
Paisano Publications Inc
Applicants for Declaration of Invalidity
The H.D. Lee Company Inc
Application for Invalidation
Section 47(2)

Result

Section 47(2) - Application for declaration of invalidity failed

Points Of Interest

  • 1. Comparison of the marks EASYRIDERS v LEE RIDERS

Summary

The applicants alleged that the existence of an earlier mark, LEE RIDERS, had meant that the mark in suit was registered contrary to Section 5(2). The Hearing Officer however, concluded from the differences between the marks, that there was no likelihood of confusion. The application failed accordingly. The same parties and the same marks were involved in (i) an opposition under the Trade Marks Act 1938 (BL O/509/01) and (ii) an application for revocation (BL O/511/01).

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