Trade mark decision

BL Number
Decision date
28 April 2004
Hearing Officer
Mr J MacGillivray
Registered Proprietor
Big Blue Products Inc
Applicants for Revocation
Big Blue Box Studios Limited
Application for Revocation
Section 46(1)(a)


Application for revocation successful.

Points Of Interest

  • 1. Genuine use; use of a mark differing from mark as registered.
  • 2. Use; on or in relation to goods/services specified.


This was one of two closely related actions, in which the same allegations respecting use of the mark were made. The decision in relation to the other is set out in BL O/117/04).

The mark actually used had been BIG BLUE PRODUCTS INC. This, the Hearing Officer decided, had constituted use of the registered mark.

The Hearing Officer went on to consider if the use had been in relation to the goods specified. It had not, he found; the marks had been used in respect of services in Class 35 but this had been neither on nor in relation to the goods specified.

Full decision O/118/04 PDF document33Kb