Tartan Glory (Trade Mark: Opposition): IPO 11 Jan 2000

Section 3(3)(b) – Opposition successful; application to be refused unless suitably limited. – Registry practice in respect of ‘Scottish Marks’. – The registration applied for was in respect of ‘Scotch Whisky, vodka, gin, spirits’. In view of the mark’s Scottish connotations the opponents sought either:- refusal in respect of ‘spirits’; refusal in respect of ‘whisky and alcoholic beverages containing whisky, unless Scotch Whisky or Scotch Whisky Liqueurs’; or total refusal. The Hearing Officer reviewed the matter in the light of the evidence and current Registry practice and ruled that the application be refused unless suitably amended.
Mr M Reynolds
OPP 47707, OPP 47707, [2000] UKIntelP o00300

Updated: 27 March 2021; Ref: scu.453710