Trade mark decision

BL Number
Decision date
19 September 2001
Hearing Officer
Mr A James
21, 25, 26, 34
Registered Proprietor
Golden Rose Communications Plc
Applicants for Invalidation
Keith Hill
Decision on Costs in Invalidation Proceedings


Costs order confirmed and additional costs awarded.

Points Of Interest

  • Costs considerations


In the substantive proceedings the registered proprietor had filed no defence and the matter had accordingly been decided against him, and costs awarded to the applicant. The registered proprietor contested the award of costs claiming that the proceedings had been launched without warning. After reviewing the matter, the Hearing Officer confirmed the original costs order and awarded a further sum because the applicant had had to deal with the prior notice allegation (which was not substantiated).

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