Halewood International Brands Limited and Vera Lynn O-766-19

12 December 2019

Tom Jones represented the applicant, Halewood International Brands Limited, and Ashton Chantrielle represented the opponent, Dame Vera Lynn, in this dispute relating to an application to register VERA LYNN as a trade mark for alcoholic beverages and spirits. The Opposition was brought on the basis that Dame Vera Lynn has pre-existing passing off rights and that the application was made in bad faith. The opposition succeeded on both grounds.

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