HC Deb 20 January 1986 vol 90 c14W
Mr. Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what basis a trade mark based on the lion rampant symbol has been granted to the Scotch House retail group; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Pattie

Trade marks embodying lions rempant in various forms have been registered to the Scotch House group and various other concerns over many years. The registrations cover a variety of goods. They have been made on the basis that a lion rampant is in itself registerable as a trade mark, subject to the general rules governing registration. The fact that a lion rampant may sometimes appear as part of a national emblem or flag does not disqualify a device of this type from registration in its own right.

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