1967 Reports of Patent Design and Trade Mark Cases  
STAPH GUARD" TRADE MARK 5 Trade Mark-Official objection-STAPH GUARD-Laundry washing machines-" Staph" known abbreviation for staphylococcus-Mark descriptive-Registration refused. An application to register STAPH GUARD for laundry washing machines and their parts was refused by the Registrar on the ground that the words were descriptive 10 of machines having special features for guarding against infection by staphylococcus (known as "staph "). Registration in Part B was also refused. On appeal
more » ... the Board of Trade the applicants contended that the word was fanciful, and in the absence of evidence could not be regarded as having a direct reference to the character or quality of the goods.
doi:10.1093/rpc/84.6.165 fatcat:eixactobjzhiva2me2edkkw55i