Meaning of Consent in the Context of Trade Mark Applications

The High Court dismissed the appeal brought by Dalsouple Société Saumuroise Du Caoutchouc (“Dalsouple France”) against Dalsouple Direct Limited (“Dalsouple UK”). The judgment of Mr Justice Arnold provides useful guidance on a number of substantial and evidential issues, particularly in relation to “consent” to register a trade mark (s.5(5) of the Trade Marks Act 1994).