The Delhi High Court has set aside an order of the IPAB holding that the appellant- a manufacturer of footwear and sports apparel was not a ‘person aggrieved’ under Section 47 of the Trade marks Act, 199. The appellant had sought rectification of the mark ‘Response’ which had been in use in respect of footwear and apparel across various countries, and was registered as a trademark in USA and Germany under Class 25. The Court opined that the expression ‘Person aggrieved’ is of wide amplitude and an applicant for registration whose trademark has been objected or refused by reason of prior registration by a third party of the same or similar or identical mark for the same goods or description of the goods or whose application for registration is opposed on the basis of prior registration of the same or similar mark by the registry is a person aggrieved. [Adidas AG v. UOI & Anr, W.P.(C) 3125/2013, Delhi High Court decision dated 10-2-2016]