WEST LAKES - 0790769

Administrative Decision Number0790769
Date07 June 2019
opponentWestlake Chemical Corporation
SectionTrade Marks Act, 1996 - 2018 - Current
Decision in Hearing
IN THE MATTER OF an application for the revocation of the registration of Trade
Mark No. 0790769 and in the matter of the registered Proprietor’s opposition
The registered trade mark
1. Zhongce Rubber Group Company Limited (hereinafter “the Proprietor”) of No. 2
10th Avenue, Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone,
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China is the registered Proprietor of the International
Registration (hereinafter WESTLAKE”), which is
registered under No. 0790769 in respect of Inner tubes and tyre covers for
various kinds of vehicles; inner tubes and tyre covers for bicycles.” in Class 12.
2. The application for the International Registration designating Ireland was filed
with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) on 29 May, 2006.
Publication of the registration of the mark appeared in Journal No. 2072 on 16
May, 2007.
The application for revocation
3. On 22 May 2018 Westlake Chemical Corporation of 2801 Post Oak Boulevard,
Huston, Texas 77056, USA (hereinafter “the Applicant”), made an application for
the revocation of the registration pursuant to the provisions of Section 51 of the
Trade Marks Act, 1996 (“the Act”). The Applicant states the application for
revocation flows from an application by the Proprietor to cancel the Applicant’s
European Union Trade Mark Registration No. 012716520 WESTLAKE in
stylised form. Enquiries carried out by the Applicant in those proceedings

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