6. Examples of Valid Series Trade Marks

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6.1  51(1)(a) statements or representations as to the goods or services in relation to which the trade marks are to be used

Example 1

Class 25 claim for Clothing, footwear, headgear.

IDAK CLOTHING
IDAK FOOTWEAR
IDAK HEADGEAR

Example 2

Class 9 claim for Televisions.

IDAK TV
IDAK TELEVISION

Example 3

Class 25 claim for Clothing, footwear, headgear, and a
Class 35 claim for Retailing of clothing, footwear and headgear

IDAK SHIRTS
IDAK HATS
IDAK SLIPPERS

[Example 3 is a valid series because the trade marks resemble each other in material particulars and differ only in the statements as to the goods and services claimed.]


6.2 51(1)(b) statements or representations as to number, price, quality or names of places

Number

Example 1

IDAK 1
IDAK 2

Example 2

IDAK FIRST
IDAK 1ST

Example 3

IDAK 2
IDAK TWO

Example 4

IDAK ONE
IDAK TWO

Example 5

IDAK 6 PACK
IDAK 6

Example 6

IDAK one
IDAK TWO

[Example 6 is a valid series regardless of the differences in upper and lower case letters.  It is considered that one and TWO are different statements or representations as to number as allowed under paragraph 51(1)(b)]

Price

Example 1

IDAK $2.00
IDAK $10.00

Example 2

IDAK £2.00
IDAK $10.00
IDAK ¥500

Quality

When considering quality the goods and services must be taken into account and research undertaken to ascertain whether the terms are ordinarily used to indicate quality in the relevant industry.

Example 1

IDAK STANDARD
IDAK DELUXE

Example 2

IDAK SUPREME
IDAK DELUXE
IDAK PREMIER

Example 3

IDAK SUPERIOR
IDAK DELUXE
IDAK PREMIER!

[Example 3 is a valid series, regardless of the additional punctuation in the third trade mark.  It is considered that the exclamation mark is part of the reference to quality]

Example 4

Class 43 claim for Hotel accommodation,
Class 36 claim for Credit card services, and
Class 37 claim for Vehicle road service.

IDAK GOLD
IDAK SILVER
IDAK BRONZE

[Example 4 is a valid series because it is considered that the words gold, silver and bronze are normally used to describe levels of quality in relation to hotel accommodation, credit card services and vehicle road service]

Names of Places

Example 1

IDAK PERTH
IDAK SYDNEY

Example 2

IDAK
IDAK SYDNEY

Example 3

PERTH IDAK
SYDNEY IDAK

Example 4

IDAK NSW
IDAK NEW SOUTH WALES

Example 5

IDAK
MELBOURNE IDAK

6.3  51(1)(c) the colour of any part of the trade mark

Example 1

IDAK
IDAK [note: entire representation is red in colour]

Example 2

IDAK
IDAK [note: the letter A is red in colour]

6.4  Trade marks differing only in respect of one or more of the ways specified in paragraphs 51(1)(a), (b) and (c)

Example

Class 43 claim for Hotel accommodation.

IDAK SYDNEY STANDARD 1
IDAK MELBOURNE DELUXE 2

[this example is a valid series where the representations differ in reference to place, quality and number]