*Whyte & Mackay Ltd v Origin Wine UK Ltd and another

Trade mark – Distinctiveness. The Chancery Division considered the appellant company's appeal against the findings of a hearing officer in a dispute regarding trade marks used by the appellant for whisky-related products. The court held that the hearing officer had erred and reconsidered the likelihood of confusion with regard to a word mark and a logo mark. It held that, among other things, neither mark was likely to cause confusion.

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