Bentley Motors loses trademark action

Crewe-based luxury car company Bentley Motors has lost a trademark invalidity action against Manchester clothing company Bentley. Clothing brand Bentley, launched in 1962, registered the trademark Bentley at the UK Intellectual Property Office in 2009, covering class 25 for clothing, footwear and headgear. Bentley Motors applied for a declaration of invalidity in 2015, alleging the goods covered by Bentley’s mark were too similar to those protected by the car firm’s EU 3925187 trademark. The motor company claimed that as ... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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