Canary Wharf Group Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks

Trade mark – Registration. The appellant sought to register the sign 'CANARY WHARF' in relation to a range of goods and services, including real estate affairs, construction services and building and landscape design. The examiner refused to register the sign, and the matter was considered by the Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer agreed with the examiner's decision. The Chancery Division, in dismissing the appellant's appeal, held that the Hearing Officer had been correct to reject the application in its entirety under ss 3(1)c and 3(1)(b) of the Trade Marks Act 1994.

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