Plaintiff had applied for registration of a trade mark for a cleaning powder consisting of a rectangular yellow panel, bounded by a contrasting blue border, affixed to the container of the goods. The mark was accompanied by two other trade marks and by certain descriptive material impressed on the body of the mark within the blue border, for which trade marks and descriptive matter registration was not sought. The Commissioner refused to register the mark on the ground that it would not indicate the origin or ownership of the goods, and on the further ground that it would be regarded by the public simply as a label descriptive of the contents of the container. Held, the ruling was error and the mark should have been registered. Hygienic Products Co. v. Coe, (App. D. C. 1936) 85 F. (2d) 264.
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