||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 346 (Jun)
|| EWHC 1353 (Ch)
Christopher Floyd QC sitting as a deputy judge of High Court
||Roger Wyand QC (instructed by Stringer Saul LLP) for the company.
||Michael Tappin (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the respondent.
||29 June 2005
Trade marks - Registration - Distinctiveness of marks proposed - Hearing officer's determination that marks devoid of distinctive character - Correctness of decision.
As the court could find no trace of error in the hearing officer's decision on inherent distinctiveness, it upheld his decision that both trade marks applied for by the appellant fencing manufacturer were inherently devoid of distinctive character and that its evidence of use had not persuaded him that the marks had acquired that character by use.
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