Royal Mint fails to win gold as SOVEREIGN trade mark falls short

By Strath D, Fox A, .

Abstract

The High Court has upheld the UK Intellectual Property Office’s (IPO) finding that The Royal Mint Ltd was not entitled to register the word SOVEREIGN as a trade mark for gold commemorative coins. The court agreed with the Hearing Officer that the mark was descriptive under s 3(1)(c) of the …read more

Source:: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice