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NEC Display Solutions Europe v OHMI – Nokia (Navikey): ECFI 13 Oct 2011

ECFI Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community word mark NaViKey – Earlier Community word mark NAVI – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Breach of the duty to state reasons – Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009 Citations: T-393/09, [2011] … Continue reading NEC Display Solutions Europe v OHMI – Nokia (Navikey): ECFI 13 Oct 2011

Chestnut Medical Technologies v OHIM (Pipeline): ECFI 11 Oct 2011

ECFI Community trade mark – Application for registration of the Community word mark PIPELINE – Absolute ground for refusal – Descriptive character – Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Obligation to state the reasons on which the decision is based – Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009 Citations: T-87/10, [2011] EUECJ T-87/10 Links: … Continue reading Chestnut Medical Technologies v OHIM (Pipeline): ECFI 11 Oct 2011

Sabores De Navarra v OHMI – Frutas Solano (Kit, El Sabor De Navarra): ECFI 21 Jan 2015

ECJ (Judgment) Community trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – Community word mark KIT, EL SABOR OF NAVARRE – Earlier Community figurative mark Sabores de Navarra The Sabiduria del Sabor – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8, paragraph 1 b) and Article 53, paragraph 1 a) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 … Continue reading Sabores De Navarra v OHMI – Frutas Solano (Kit, El Sabor De Navarra): ECFI 21 Jan 2015

Enoitalia v EUIPO – La Rural Vinedos y Bodegas (Antonio Rubini): ECFI 11 Jul 2018

EU Trade Mark – Judgment – EU trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – EU word mark ANTONIO RUBINI – Earlier EU figurative mark RUTINI – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Similarity of the signs – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) Citations: T-707/16, … Continue reading Enoitalia v EUIPO – La Rural Vinedos y Bodegas (Antonio Rubini): ECFI 11 Jul 2018

Sicignano v EUIPO (EU Trade Mark): ECFI 26 Jun 2018

Trade mark of the European Union – Opposition proceedings – Application for a mark of the figurative European Union GiCapri’ a giacchett’e capri ‘- Former figurative European Union mark CAPRI – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8 (1) (b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8 (1) (b) of … Continue reading Sicignano v EUIPO (EU Trade Mark): ECFI 26 Jun 2018

Walfood v EUIPO – Romanov Holding (Chatka) T-312/16: ECFI 25 Apr 2018

EU Trade Mark – Judgment – EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – International registration designating the European Union – Word mark CHATKA – Earlier international figurative mark CHATKA – Relative ground for refusal – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) – Genuine use of the earlier … Continue reading Walfood v EUIPO – Romanov Holding (Chatka) T-312/16: ECFI 25 Apr 2018

Walfood v EUIPO – Romanov Holding (Chatka) T-248/16: ECFI 25 Apr 2018

Judgment – European Union mark – Procedural invalidity – European Union figurative mark CHATKA – Earlier international figurative mark CHATKA – Relative ground for refusal – Article 8 (1) (b) of Regulation (EC) No 207 / 2009 [now Article 8 (1) (b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001] – Serious use of the earlier mark – Article … Continue reading Walfood v EUIPO – Romanov Holding (Chatka) T-248/16: ECFI 25 Apr 2018

VSM v EUIPO (We Know Abrasives): ECFI 24 Apr 2018

ECJ Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial Property – Judgment – Trademark of the European Union – Trademark application of the European Union verbale WE KNOW ABRASIVES – Trademark consisting of an advertising slogan – Competence of the Board of Appeal in the case of limited use of part of the services covered by the application registration … Continue reading VSM v EUIPO (We Know Abrasives): ECFI 24 Apr 2018

Memora Servicios Funerarios v Euipo – Chatenoud (Memorame): ECFI 24 Apr 2018

Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial Property – Judgment – Trademark of the European Union – Opposition proceedings – Trademark application of the European Union verb MEMORAME – Trademarks of the European Union figurative earlier memorials and national earlier ones MEMORA – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Similarity of products and services – … Continue reading Memora Servicios Funerarios v Euipo – Chatenoud (Memorame): ECFI 24 Apr 2018

Genomic Health v EUIPO (Oncotype Dx Genomic Prostate Score): ECFI 23 Apr 2018

Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial Property – Judgment – EU trade mark – Application for EU word mark ONCOTYPE DX GENOMIC PROSTATE SCORE – Absolute ground for refusal – Descriptiveness – Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) – Equal treatment Citations: ECLI:EU:T:2018:212, [2018] EUECJ T-354/17 Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: … Continue reading Genomic Health v EUIPO (Oncotype Dx Genomic Prostate Score): ECFI 23 Apr 2018

Mitrakos v EUIPO – Belasco Baquedano (Yamas): ECFI 20 Apr 2018

ECJ EU Trade Mark – Judgment – EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU figurative mark YAMAS – Earlier EU word mark LLAMA – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) Citations: ECLI:EU:T:2018:198, [2018] EUECJ … Continue reading Mitrakos v EUIPO – Belasco Baquedano (Yamas): ECFI 20 Apr 2018

Ubisoft Entertainment v EUIPO – Huawei Technologies (For Honor) (EU Trade Mark – Judgment): ECFI 2 Mar 2022

EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for EU figurative mark FOR HONOR – Earlier EU word mark HONOR – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) Citations: T-171/21, [2022] EUECJ T-171/21, ECLI:EU:T:2022:104 Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: European Intellectual … Continue reading Ubisoft Entertainment v EUIPO – Huawei Technologies (For Honor) (EU Trade Mark – Judgment): ECFI 2 Mar 2022

Ignacio Carrasco v EUIPO – Santos Carrasco Manzano (La Hoja Del Carrasco) (EU Trade Mark – Judgment): ECFI 23 Feb 2022

EU trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – EU figurative mark La Hoja del Carrasco – Earlier national figurative mark CARRASCO, Guijuelo – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) , of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 [now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001] – Dominant and distinctive elements of the marks at … Continue reading Ignacio Carrasco v EUIPO – Santos Carrasco Manzano (La Hoja Del Carrasco) (EU Trade Mark – Judgment): ECFI 23 Feb 2022

UGA Nutraceuticals v EUIPO – Vitae Health Innovation (Vitadha) (Eu Trade Mark – Judgment): ECFI 2 Mar 2022

EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – International registration designating the European Union – Word mark VITADHA – Earlier Spanish word mark VITANADH – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) Citations: T-149/21, [2022] EUECJ T-149/21, ECLI:EU:T:2022:103 Links: Bailii … Continue reading UGA Nutraceuticals v EUIPO – Vitae Health Innovation (Vitadha) (Eu Trade Mark – Judgment): ECFI 2 Mar 2022

Mapei v EUIPO – Steenfabrieken Vandersanden (Re-Conzero): ECFI 16 Nov 2017

(Judgment) Trademark of the European Union – Opposition proceedings – Application for a mark of the figurative European Union RE-CONzero – Trademark of the former European Verbal Community ZERO – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8 (1) (b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8 (1) (b) of Regulation … Continue reading Mapei v EUIPO – Steenfabrieken Vandersanden (Re-Conzero): ECFI 16 Nov 2017

Mapei v EUIPO – Steenfabrieken Vandersanden (Zero): ECFI 16 Nov 2017

(Judgment) Trademark of the European Union – Opposition proceedings – Application for a mark of the European Union figurative zer – Earlier European Verbal Trade Mark ZERO – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8 (1) under (b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8 (1) (b) of Regulation (EU) … Continue reading Mapei v EUIPO – Steenfabrieken Vandersanden (Zero): ECFI 16 Nov 2017

Claranet Europe v EUIPO – Claro (Claranet) (Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial Property : Trade Marks): ECFI 14 Nov 2017

Judgment – EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU figurative mark claranet – Earlier Benelux word mark CLARO – Relative ground for refusal – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) Citations: T-129/16, [2017] EUECJ T-129/16, ECLI:EU:T:2017:800 Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: European Intellectual Property Updated: … Continue reading Claranet Europe v EUIPO – Claro (Claranet) (Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial Property : Trade Marks): ECFI 14 Nov 2017

Frame v EUIPO – Bianca-Moden (Biancaluna): ECFI 7 Nov 2017

EU Trade Mark – Opposition Proceedings : Judgment – EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU word mark BIANCALUNA – Earlier national figurative mark bianca – Procedural economy – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Identity of the goods – Similarity of the signs – Article 8(1)(b) of … Continue reading Frame v EUIPO – Bianca-Moden (Biancaluna): ECFI 7 Nov 2017

Steiniger v EUIPO- Ista Deutschland (Ist): ECFI 8 Nov 2017

(Judgment) Trade mark of the European Union – Opposition proceedings – Application for a mark of the figurative European Union IST – Trademark of the former figurative European Union ISTA – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Relevant public – Similarity of the goods and of services – Similarity of signs – … Continue reading Steiniger v EUIPO- Ista Deutschland (Ist): ECFI 8 Nov 2017

Oakley, Inc v EUIPO: ECFI 8 Nov 2017

(Judgment) Trade mark of the European Union – Opposition proceedings – Application for registration of the figurative European Union mark representing a discontinuous ellipse-shaped silhouette – European earlier figurative union mark representing an ellipse – Reasons relating to of refusal – Article 8 (1) (b) and (5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8 … Continue reading Oakley, Inc v EUIPO: ECFI 8 Nov 2017

Jordi Nogues v EUIPO – Grupo Osborne (Badtoro): ECFI 20 Sep 2017

(Judgment – European trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for a figurative European trade mark BADTORO – Earlier figurative and verbal trade marks TORO – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Similarity of the signs – Similarity products and services – Article 8 (1) (b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – … Continue reading Jordi Nogues v EUIPO – Grupo Osborne (Badtoro): ECFI 20 Sep 2017

Novartis v OHMI – Dr Organic (Biocert): ECFI 10 Dec 2014

ECJ (Judgment) Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the Community word mark BIOCERT – Earlier national word mark BIOCEF – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 Judges: G. Berardis, President, O. Czucz (Rapporteur) and A. Popescu, Judges, Citations: T-605/11, [2014] EUECJ T-605/11, … Continue reading Novartis v OHMI – Dr Organic (Biocert): ECFI 10 Dec 2014

Cafes Pont v EUIPO – Giordano Vini (Art’s Cafe): ECFI 20 Jul 2017

ECJ (Eu Trade Mark – Revocation : Judgment) EU trade mark – Revocation proceedings – EU figurative trade mark Art’s Cafe – Genuine use of the mark – Article 15(1) and Article 51(1) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 Citations: T-309/16, [2017] EUECJ T-309/16, ECLI:EU:T:2017:535 Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: European Intellectual Property Updated: 27 March 2022; Ref: … Continue reading Cafes Pont v EUIPO – Giordano Vini (Art’s Cafe): ECFI 20 Jul 2017

GP Joule Pv v EUIPO – Green Power Technologies (Gptech): ECFI 21 Jun 2017

ECJ (EU Trade Mark – Opposition Proceedings : Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU figurative trade mark GPTech – Earlier EU word marks GP JOULE – Failure to produce before the Opposition Division proof of entitlement to file a notice of opposition – Proof first produced before the Board … Continue reading GP Joule Pv v EUIPO – Green Power Technologies (Gptech): ECFI 21 Jun 2017

Glaxo Wellcome Uk Ltd (T/A Allen and Hanburys) and Another v Sandoz Ltd: CA 10 May 2017

Challenge to validity of trade mark, and, specifically, whether it is invalid on the ground that the subject matter of the registration is not clear or precise and is not such that it will be perceived unambiguously and uniformly and so contravenes Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) 207/2009 on the EU trade mark (the … Continue reading Glaxo Wellcome Uk Ltd (T/A Allen and Hanburys) and Another v Sandoz Ltd: CA 10 May 2017

Sociedad Agraria De Transformacion No 9982 Montecitrus v EUIPO – Spanish Oranges (Mountain Citrus Spain): ECFI 16 Mar 2017

(Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial Property : Trade Marks Intellectual, industrial and commercial property : Trade marks – Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU figurative mark MOUNTAIN CITRUS SPAIN – Earlier EU figurative mark monteCitrus – Relative ground for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – Identity of the goods … Continue reading Sociedad Agraria De Transformacion No 9982 Montecitrus v EUIPO – Spanish Oranges (Mountain Citrus Spain): ECFI 16 Mar 2017

Rafhaelo Gutti v EUIPO – Transformados Del Sur (Camiseria La Espanola): ECFI 8 Mar 2017

ECJ (Judgment) European trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for a figurative European trade mark CAMISERIA LA ESPANOLA – Earlier national figurative mark representing two crossed flags – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Similarity of the signs – Article 8 (1) (b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 Citations: ECLI:EU:T:2017:150, [2017] … Continue reading Rafhaelo Gutti v EUIPO – Transformados Del Sur (Camiseria La Espanola): ECFI 8 Mar 2017

IR v EUIPO – Pirelli Tyre (Popchrono): ECFI 14 Mar 2017

ECJ Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial Property : Trade Marks – Judgment) EU trade mark – Revocation proceedings – EU word mark popchrono – Absence of genuine use of a trade mark – Article 51(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 Citations: ECLI:EU:T:2017:162, [2017] EUECJ T-132/15 Links: Bailii Statutes: Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 51(1)(a) Jurisdiction: European Intellectual … Continue reading IR v EUIPO – Pirelli Tyre (Popchrono): ECFI 14 Mar 2017

Unilever v EUIPO – Technopharma (Fair and Lovely): ECFI 17 Feb 2017

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for EU figurative mark Fair and Lovely – Earlier national and Benelux word marks FAIR and LOVELY – Decision on the appeal – Article 64(1) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Right to be heard – Second sentence of Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009 … Continue reading Unilever v EUIPO – Technopharma (Fair and Lovely): ECFI 17 Feb 2017

Novar v EUIPO: ECFI 17 Feb 2017

ECJ (Judgment) Non-contractual liability – Proof of the existence, validity and scope of protection of the earlier mark – International registration designating the European Union – Decision rejecting the opposition in the absence of proof of the earlier right – Rule 19(2)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 – Revision of the decision – Article 62(2) … Continue reading Novar v EUIPO: ECFI 17 Feb 2017

Kessel Medintim v EUIPO – Janssen-Cilag (Premeno): ECFI 3 Feb 2017

ECJ (Judgment) Trade mark of the European Union – Opposition proceedings – European Union word mark application Premeno – Earlier national word mark Pramino – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8 (1) (b) Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Decision taken following the annulment by the Court of First Instance of … Continue reading Kessel Medintim v EUIPO – Janssen-Cilag (Premeno): ECFI 3 Feb 2017

Solenis Technologies v EUIPO (Strong Bonds Trusted Solutions): ECFI 24 Jan 2017

ecj (Judgment) EU trade mark – Application for the EU word mark STRONG BONDS. TRUSTED SOLUTIONS. – Absolute ground for refusal – No distinctive character – Article 7(1)(b) and (2) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 Citations: ECLI:EU:T:2017:23, [2017] EUECJ T-96/16 Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: European Intellectual Property Updated: 29 January 2022; Ref: scu.573738

Quama Quality Management v EUIPO – Microchip Technology (Medialbo): ECFI 17 Jan 2017

ECJ (Judgment) European trade mark – Opposition proceedings – European Community trade mark application medialbo – Earlier word trade mark of the European Union MediaLB – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8 (1) (B) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Article 41 (1) of Regulation No 207/2009 – Registration of … Continue reading Quama Quality Management v EUIPO – Microchip Technology (Medialbo): ECFI 17 Jan 2017

Novartis AG v EUIPO (Representation D’Une Courbe Verte): ECFI 15 Dec 2016

ECJ Judgment – EU trade mark – Applications for EU figurative trade marks representing a grey curve and representing a green curve – Absolute ground for refusal – Distinctive character – Simplicity of the sign – Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 ECLI:EU:T:2016:749, [2016] EUECJ T-678/15 Bailii European Intellectual Property Updated: 27 January 2022; … Continue reading Novartis AG v EUIPO (Representation D’Une Courbe Verte): ECFI 15 Dec 2016

Aldi GmbH and Co KG v EUIPO – Cantina Tollo (Aldiano): ECFI 15 Dec 2016

ECJ Judgment – EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU word mark ALDIANO – Earlier EU word mark ALDI – Genuine use of the earlier mark – Article 42(2) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Rule 22(3) of Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 ECLI:EU:T:2016:741, [2016] EUECJ T-391/15 Bailii European Intellectual Property Updated: … Continue reading Aldi GmbH and Co KG v EUIPO – Cantina Tollo (Aldiano): ECFI 15 Dec 2016

Pi-Design v EUIPO – Societe Des Produits Nestle (Presso): ECFI 29 Nov 2016

ECJ (Judgment) Brand of the European Union – Opposition proceedings – International registration – Request for territorial extension of protection – Word mark PRESSO – Earlier national word mark PRESSO – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8, paragraph 1, sub b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 ‘ ECLI:EU:T:2016:680, [2016] EUECJ … Continue reading Pi-Design v EUIPO – Societe Des Produits Nestle (Presso): ECFI 29 Nov 2016

K and K Group v EUIPO – Pret a Manger (Europe): ECFI 30 Nov 2016

ECJ Judgment – EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – International registration designating the European Union – Figurative mark Pret A Diner – Earlier EU figurative mark PRET A MANGER – Earlier national word mark PRET – Relative ground for refusal – Genuine use of the earlier mark – Article 42(2) and (3) of Regulation … Continue reading K and K Group v EUIPO – Pret a Manger (Europe): ECFI 30 Nov 2016

Fiesta Hotels and Resorts v EUIPO -Residencial Palladium (Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort and Spa): ECFI 30 Nov 2016

ECJ Judgment – Mark of the European Union – Invalidity proceedings – the figurative mark EU PALLADIUM PALACE IBIZA RESORT and SPA – Earlier national business name GRAND HOTEL PALLADIUM – Relative ground for refusal – Use in the course of trade a sign which the scope is not only local -Article 8, paragraph 4, … Continue reading Fiesta Hotels and Resorts v EUIPO -Residencial Palladium (Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort and Spa): ECFI 30 Nov 2016

Vince v EUIPO (Electric Highway): ECFI 17 Nov 2016

(Judgment) EU trade mark – Application for the EU word mark ELECTRIC HIGHWAY – Absolute grounds for refusal – Descriptive character – Lack of distinctive character – Article 7(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-315/15, [2016] EUECJ T-315/15 Bailii Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 7 European Intellectual Property Updated: 26 January 2022; Ref: scu.571887

CG v EUIPO – Perry Ellis International Group (P Pro Player): ECFI 24 Nov 2016

(Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for EU figurative mark P PRO PLAYER – Earlier EU and national figurative marks P and P PROTECTIVE – Relative ground for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 ECLI:EU:T:2016:677, [2016] EUECJ T-349/15 Bailii European Intellectual Property Updated: 26 … Continue reading CG v EUIPO – Perry Ellis International Group (P Pro Player): ECFI 24 Nov 2016

Senapro v Euipo – Paltentaler Splitt and Marmorwerke (Dolokorn): ECFI 24 Nov 2016

ECJ (Judgment) Brand of the European Union – Opposition proceedings – Application for word mark EU Dolokorn – Brand of the prior oral EU DOLOPUR – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8, paragraph 1, sub b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 ECLI:EU:T:2016:676, [2016] EUECJ T-769/15 Bailii European Intellectual Property Updated: … Continue reading Senapro v Euipo – Paltentaler Splitt and Marmorwerke (Dolokorn): ECFI 24 Nov 2016

Gallardo Blanco v EUIPO – Expasa Agricultura Y Ganaderia (Representation DUn Mors De Cheval En Forme De H): ECFI 9 Nov 2016

Mark of the European Union – Opposition proceedings – Application for figurative mark of the European Union constituted by the representation of a bite of horse in an’ H ‘- Marks the European Union and Spanish figurative previous – Relative ground for refusal – effective use of the earlier marks – Article 42, paragraph 2 … Continue reading Gallardo Blanco v EUIPO – Expasa Agricultura Y Ganaderia (Representation DUn Mors De Cheval En Forme De H): ECFI 9 Nov 2016

Polo Club v EUIPO – Lifestyle Equities (Polo Club Saint-Tropez Haras De Gassin): ECFI 10 Nov 2016

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU figurative mark POLO CLUB SAINT-TROPEZ HARAS DE GASSIN – Earlier EU figurative marks BEVERLY HILLS POLO CLUB – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Production of additional evidence – Discretion conferred … Continue reading Polo Club v EUIPO – Lifestyle Equities (Polo Club Saint-Tropez Haras De Gassin): ECFI 10 Nov 2016

For Tune v EUIPO – Gastwerk Hotel Hamburg (Fortune): ECFI 8 Nov 2016

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU figurative mark fortune – Earlier German word mark FORTUNE-HOTELS – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-579/15, [2016] EUECJ T-579/15 Bailii European Intellectual Property Updated: 25 January 2022; Ref: scu.571274

Smarter Travel Media v EUIPO (Smarter Travel): ECFI 9 Nov 2016

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Application for the figurative EU trade mark SMARTER TRAVEL – Absolute grounds for refusal – Descriptive character – No distinctive character – Article 7(1)(b) and (c) and Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Equal treatment ECLI:EU:T:2016:651, [2016] EUECJ T-290/15 Bailii European Intellectual Property Updated: 25 January 2022; … Continue reading Smarter Travel Media v EUIPO (Smarter Travel): ECFI 9 Nov 2016

BSH v EUIPO: ECJ 8 Nov 2016

ECJ (Judgment) Appeal – EU trade mark – Application for registration of a figurative mark including the word elements ‘compressor technology’ – Opposition of the proprietor of the word marks KOMPRESSOR PLUS and KOMPRESSOR – Partial refusal of registration – Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Article 60 -Regulation (EC) No 216/96 – Article 8(3) – … Continue reading BSH v EUIPO: ECJ 8 Nov 2016

Monster Energy v EUIPO – Hot-Can (Hotogo Self-Heating Can Technology): ECFI 20 Oct 2016

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for an EU figurative mark HotoGo self-heating can technology – Earlier EU figurative marks representing claws – Relative grounds for refusal – No similarity of the signs – No likelihood of confusion – No connection between the signs – Article 8(1)(b) and (5) of Regulation … Continue reading Monster Energy v EUIPO – Hot-Can (Hotogo Self-Heating Can Technology): ECFI 20 Oct 2016

Lidl Stiftung v EUIPO – Horno Del Espinar (Castello): ECFI 4 Oct 2016

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU word mark Castello – Earlier national and EU figurative marks Castello – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 ECLI:EU:T:2016:594, [2016] EUECJ T-549/14 Bailii Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 European European, Intellectual Property Updated: … Continue reading Lidl Stiftung v EUIPO – Horno Del Espinar (Castello): ECFI 4 Oct 2016

Kozmetika Afrodita v EUIPO – Nunez Martin and Machado Montesinos (Afrodita Cosmetics): ECFI 28 Sep 2016

ECJ Judgment – Brand of the European Union – Opposition proceedings – Application for figurative mark of the European Union AFRODITA COSMETICS – Earlier word National brands EXOTIC MUSK OIL AFRODITA MYSTIC Earlier figurative and MUSK OIL AFRODITA MYSTIC – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8, paragraph 1 b) of … Continue reading Kozmetika Afrodita v EUIPO – Nunez Martin and Machado Montesinos (Afrodita Cosmetics): ECFI 28 Sep 2016

Labowicz v EUIPO – Pure Fishing (Nano): ECFI 22 Sep 2016

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – EU figurative mark NANO – Absolute ground for refusal – Descriptiveness – Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Article 52(1) and (2) of Regulation No 207/2009 ECLI:EU:T:2016:529, [2016] EUECJ T-237/15 Bailii European Intellectual Property Updated: 23 January 2022; Ref: scu.569512

JT International v EUIPO – Habanos (Push): ECFI 15 Sep 2016

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU word mark PUSH – Earlier Benelux and national word and figurative marks PUNCH – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Identity of the goods – Similarity of the signs – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 ECLI:EU:T:2016:492, [2016] … Continue reading JT International v EUIPO – Habanos (Push): ECFI 15 Sep 2016

Globo Comunicacao E Participacoes v EUIPO (Marque Sonore): ECFI 13 Sep 2016

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Application for a sound mark – Absolute ground for refusal – No distinctive character – Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Obligation to state reasons – Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009 ECLI:EU:T:2016:468, [2016] EUECJ T-408/15 Bailii European Intellectual Property Updated: 23 January 2022; Ref: scu.569360

Arrom Conseil v Euipo – Nina Ricci (Romeo has a Gun By Romano Ricci): ECFI 15 Sep 2016

(Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for registration of the EU figurative mark Romeo has a Gun by Romano Ricci – Earlier EU word marks NINA RICCI and RICCI – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Unfair advantage taken of the distinctive character or reputation of … Continue reading Arrom Conseil v Euipo – Nina Ricci (Romeo has a Gun By Romano Ricci): ECFI 15 Sep 2016

Arrom Conseil v EUIPO – Puig France (Romeo Has A Gun By Romano Ricci): ECFI 15 Sep 2016

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for registration of the EU figurative mark Romeo has a Gun by Romano Ricci – Earlier EU word marks NINA RICCI and RICCI – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Unfair advantage taken of the distinctive character or reputation … Continue reading Arrom Conseil v EUIPO – Puig France (Romeo Has A Gun By Romano Ricci): ECFI 15 Sep 2016

Monster Energy v EUIPO – Mad Catz Interactive (Representation D’Un Carrae Noir Avec Quatre Lignes Blanches): ECFI 14 Jul 2016

(Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for EU figurative mark representing a black square with four white lines – Earlier EU figurative mark representing three claws positioned vertically – Relative ground for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 ECLI:EU:T:2016:408, [2016] EUECJ T-567/15 Bailii European, … Continue reading Monster Energy v EUIPO – Mad Catz Interactive (Representation D’Un Carrae Noir Avec Quatre Lignes Blanches): ECFI 14 Jul 2016

Sfera Joven v EUIPO – Las Banderas Del Mediterraineo (Noosfera): ECFI 26 May 2016

ECJ (Judgment) Brand of the European Union – Opposition proceedings – Brand verbal EU NOOSFERA – Earlier national word and figurative marks SFERA sfera Sfera colors and CENTROS – Relative ground for refusal – Article 8, paragraph 1 b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-99/15, [2016] EUECJ T-99/15, ECLI:EU:T:2016:321 Bailii Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 European, … Continue reading Sfera Joven v EUIPO – Las Banderas Del Mediterraineo (Noosfera): ECFI 26 May 2016

Tecnodidattica v EUIPO and De Lampe): ECFI 26 Mar 2020

EU Trade Mark – Judgment – European Union trade mark – Three-dimensional European Union trade mark application – Shape of globe and lamp bases – Absolute ground for refusal – Sign consisting exclusively of the shape of the product necessary to obtain a technical result – Article 7 (1) (e), (ii) of Regulation (EC) No … Continue reading Tecnodidattica v EUIPO and De Lampe): ECFI 26 Mar 2020

Franmax v EUIPO – Ehrmann (Dino) (Judgment): ECFI 26 Apr 2016

ECJ EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for EU figurative trade mark Dino – Earlier EU figurative trade mark representing a dinosaur – Relative ground for refusal – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-21/15, [2016] EUECJ T-21/15, ECLI:EU:T:2016:241 Bailii European, Intellectual Property Updated: 14 January 2022; Ref: scu.563090

Gervais Danone v EUIPO – Mahou (B’Lue) (Judgment): ECFI 28 Apr 2016

ECJ EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU figurative mark B’lue – Earlier EU word mark BLU DE SAN MIGUEL – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-803/14, [2016] EUECJ T-803/14, ECLI:EU:T:2016:251 Bailii European, Intellectual Property Updated: 14 January 2022; Ref: … Continue reading Gervais Danone v EUIPO – Mahou (B’Lue) (Judgment): ECFI 28 Apr 2016

Frinsa Del Noroeste v EUIPO – Frisa Frigorifico Rio Doce (Frisa): ECFI 8 Apr 2016

ECJ (Judgment) Brand of the European Union – Opposition proceedings – trade mark of the figurative EU FRISA – Brand of the earlier figurative EU Frinsa – Relative ground for refusal – Genuine use of the earlier mark – Presentation of facts and new evidence in support of the appeal before the Court – Power … Continue reading Frinsa Del Noroeste v EUIPO – Frisa Frigorifico Rio Doce (Frisa): ECFI 8 Apr 2016

The Body Shop International v OHMI – Spa Monopole (Spa Wisdom): ECFI 16 Mar 2016

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the Community word mark SPA WISDOM – Earlier Benelux word mark SPA – Relative grounds for refusal – Unfair advantage taken of the distinctive character or the repute of the earlier trade mark – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-201/14, [2016] … Continue reading The Body Shop International v OHMI – Spa Monopole (Spa Wisdom): ECFI 16 Mar 2016

1 and 1 Internet v OHMI – Unoe Bank (1E1): ECFI 1 Mar 2016

ECJ (Judgment) Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the Community word mark 1e1 – Earlier national word mark UNO E and earlier figurative mark unoe – Relative grounds for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009) T-61/15, [2016] EUECJ T-61/15, ECLI:EU:T:2016:115 Bailii England and Wales European, … Continue reading 1 and 1 Internet v OHMI – Unoe Bank (1E1): ECFI 1 Mar 2016

LR Health and Beauty Systems v OHMI – Robert Mcbride (LR Nova Pure): ECFI 26 Jan 2016

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the Community figurative mark LR nova pure. – Earlier international word mark NOVA – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-202/14, [2016] EUECJ T-202/14, ECLI:EU:T:2016:28 Bailii Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 European Intellectual Property … Continue reading LR Health and Beauty Systems v OHMI – Robert Mcbride (LR Nova Pure): ECFI 26 Jan 2016

Novomatic v OHMI – Simba Toys (African Simba): ECFI 28 Jan 2016

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Figurative Community trade mark African SIMBA – Earlier national figurative mark Simba – Obligation to state reasons – Article 75 of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8 , paragraph 1 b) of Regulation No 207/2009 … Continue reading Novomatic v OHMI – Simba Toys (African Simba): ECFI 28 Jan 2016

Aldi Einkauf v OHMI – Alifoods (Alifoods): ECFI 26 Nov 2014

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community figurative mark Alifoods – Earlier international and Community word marks ALDI – Relative ground for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – No similarity between the signs – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Rule 19(2)(a)(ii) of Regulation (EC) No … Continue reading Aldi Einkauf v OHMI – Alifoods (Alifoods): ECFI 26 Nov 2014

Jaguar Land Rover v Ohim (Forme D’Une Voiture): ECFI 25 Nov 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Application for a three-dimensional Community trade mark – Shape of a car – Absolute ground for refusal – No distinctive character – Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-629/14, [2015] EUECJ T-629/14, ECLI:EU:T:2015:878 Bailii European Intellectual Property Updated: 07 January 2022; Ref: scu.556043

NA.25Rburgring v OHMI – Biedermann (Nordschleife): ECFI 26 Nov 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community word mark Nordschleife – Earlier national word mark Management by Nordschleife – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8, paragraph 1 b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-181/14, [2015] EUECJ T-181/14, ECLI:EU:T:2015:889 Bailii European, Intellectual Property Updated: 07 … Continue reading NA.25Rburgring v OHMI – Biedermann (Nordschleife): ECFI 26 Nov 2015

Masafi v OHMI – Hd1 (Masafi): ECFI 25 Nov 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community figurative mark masafi – Earlier national word mark masafi – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-249/14, [2015] EUECJ T-249/14, ECLI:EU:T:2015:881 Bailii European, Intellectual Property Updated: 07 January 2022; Ref: scu.556046

Masafi v OHMI – HD1 (Juice Masafi): ECFI 25 Nov 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community figurative mark JUICE masafi – Earlier national word mark masafi – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-248/14, [2015] EUECJ T-248/14, ECLI:EU:T:2015:880 Bailii Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 European Intellectual Property Updated: 07 … Continue reading Masafi v OHMI – HD1 (Juice Masafi): ECFI 25 Nov 2015

Ewald Da Rken v OHMI – Schurmann (Vent Roll): ECFI 25 Nov 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – Community word mark VENT ROLL – Absolute grounds for refusal – Descriptive character – Lack of distinctive character – Article 52, paragraph 1, and Article 7, paragraph 1 b) and c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-223/14, [2015] EUECJ T-223/14, ECLI:EU:T:2015:879 Bailii European Intellectual Property … Continue reading Ewald Da Rken v OHMI – Schurmann (Vent Roll): ECFI 25 Nov 2015

Bionecs v OHMI – Fidia Farmaceutici (Bionecs): ECFI 26 Nov 2015

Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community word mark BIONECS – Earlier international word mark BIONECT – Relative grounds for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-262/14, [2015] EUECJ T-262/14, ECLI:EU:T:2015:888 Bailii Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 8 European, Intellectual Property Updated: 07 January … Continue reading Bionecs v OHMI – Fidia Farmaceutici (Bionecs): ECFI 26 Nov 2015

Government Of Malaysia v OHMI – Vergamini (Halal Malaysia): ECFI 18 Nov 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community figurative mark HALAL MALAYSIA – Earlier non-registered figurative mark HALAL MALAYSIA – Relative ground for refusal – No rights to the earlier sign acquired pursuant to the law of the Member State before the date of the filing of the Community trade … Continue reading Government Of Malaysia v OHMI – Vergamini (Halal Malaysia): ECFI 18 Nov 2015

Intervog v OHIM (Meet Me): ECFI 24 Nov 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Application for Community figurative mark meet me – Absolute ground for refusal – Lack of distinctive character – Article 7, paragraph 1 b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 ECLI:EU:T:2015:874, T-190/15, [2015] EUECJ T-190/15 Bailii European Updated: 06 January 2022; Ref: scu.554858

Matratzen Concord v OHMI – Barranco Rodriguez And Barranco Schnitzler (Matratzen Concord): ECFI 19 Nov 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Community trade mark Matratzen Concord – Earlier national word mark MATRATZEN – Relative ground for refusal – Proof of use – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8, paragraph 1 b) and Article 42, paragraph 2 of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-526/14, [2015] EUECJ T-526/14 Bailii … Continue reading Matratzen Concord v OHMI – Barranco Rodriguez And Barranco Schnitzler (Matratzen Concord): ECFI 19 Nov 2015

Instituto Dos Vinhos Do Douro E Do Porto v Ohmi – Bruichladdich Distillery (Port Charlotte): ECFI 18 Nov 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – Community word mark PORT CHARLOTTE – Earlier designations of origin ‘porto’ and ‘port’ – Grounds for invalidity – Article 52(1)(a), Article 53(1)(c) and (2)(d) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Article 7(1)(c) and (g) and (2) of Regulation No 207/2009 – Article 8(4) of Regulation … Continue reading Instituto Dos Vinhos Do Douro E Do Porto v Ohmi – Bruichladdich Distillery (Port Charlotte): ECFI 18 Nov 2015

Orthogen v OHMi – Arthrex (Irap): ECFI 12 Nov 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – Community word mark IRAP – Absolute ground for refusal – Lack of distinctive character – Article 7, paragraph 1 b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Article 52, paragraph 1, a) of Regulation No 207/2009 ‘ T-253/13, [2015] EUECJ T-253/13, ECLI:EU:T:2015:843 Bailii Regulation No 207/2009 … Continue reading Orthogen v OHMi – Arthrex (Irap): ECFI 12 Nov 2015

Cedc International v OHMI – Fabryka Wodek Polmos Lancut (Wisent): ECFI 12 Nov 2015

Judgment – Community trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – Community figurative mark WISENT – Earlier national three-dimensional mark ZUBROWKA – Relative grounds for refusal – Similarity of the marks – Articles 53(1)(a) and 8(1)(b) and 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-449/13, [2015] EUECJ T-449/13, ECLI:EU:T:2015:839 Bailii European, Intellectual Property Updated: 06 January 2022; Ref: … Continue reading Cedc International v OHMI – Fabryka Wodek Polmos Lancut (Wisent): ECFI 12 Nov 2015

CEDC International v OHMI – Fabryka Wodek Polmos Lancut (Wisent Vodka): ECFI 12 Nov 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – Community figurative mark WISENT – Earlier national three-dimensional mark ZUBROWKA – Relative grounds for refusal – Similarity of the marks – Articles 53(1)(a) and 8(1)(b) and 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-450/13, [2015] EUECJ T-450/13 Bailii Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 European, Intellectual Property Updated: … Continue reading CEDC International v OHMI – Fabryka Wodek Polmos Lancut (Wisent Vodka): ECFI 12 Nov 2015

Trekstor v OHMI – MSI Technology (Moviestation): ECFI 23 Oct 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – Community word mark MovieStation – Absolute grounds for refusal – Lack of distinctive character – Descriptive character – Article 7, paragraph 1 b) and c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Article 52 of Regulation No 207/2009 T-636/13, [2015] EUECJ T-636/13, ECLI :EU:T:2015:801 Bailii Regulation … Continue reading Trekstor v OHMI – MSI Technology (Moviestation): ECFI 23 Oct 2015

Bonney v OHMI – Bruno (Atheist): ECFI 23 Oct 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the Community word mark ATHEIST – Earlier national word mark athe – Relative ground for refusal – Article 8(1)(b) and (2) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-714/14, [2015] EUECJ T-714/14, ECLI:EU:T:2015:802 Bailii European, Intellectual Property Updated: 05 January 2022; Ref: scu.553702

Enosi Mastichoparagogon v OHMIi – Gaba International (Elma): ECFI 22 Oct 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – International registration designating the European Community – Word mark ELMA – Earlier Community word mark ELMEX – Refusal to register – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-309/13, [2015] EUECJ T-309/13 Bailii Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 8(1)(b) European Updated: 05 … Continue reading Enosi Mastichoparagogon v OHMIi – Gaba International (Elma): ECFI 22 Oct 2015

Nestle v OHIM (Nourishing Personal Health): ECFI 8 Oct 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – International registration designating the European Community – Word mark NOURISHING PERSONAL HEALTH – Absolute ground for refusal – No distinctive character – Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Obligation to state reasons – Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009 – Obligation on OHIM to examine the … Continue reading Nestle v OHIM (Nourishing Personal Health): ECFI 8 Oct 2015

Atlantic Multipower Germany v Ohmi – Nutrichem Diat + Pharma (Noxtreme): ECFI 7 Oct 2015

ECJ (Judgment) Community trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – Community word mark NOxtreme – Earlier Community and national figurative marks X-TREME – Relative grounds for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8 (1) (b) of Regulation (EC) No 207 / 2009 – Serious use of the earlier mark – Article 43 (2) and (3) … Continue reading Atlantic Multipower Germany v Ohmi – Nutrichem Diat + Pharma (Noxtreme): ECFI 7 Oct 2015

Sterbehilfe Verein Deutschland (STHD Verein) v OHIM (Representation D’Un Ruban Noir): ECFI 9 Sep 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Application ‘Community figurative mark representing a black ribbon – Absolute ground for refusal – Lack of distinctive character – Article 7, paragraph 1 b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-530/14, [2015] EUECJ T-530/14, ECLI: EU: T: 2015 603 Bailii European, Intellectual Property Updated: 03 January 2022; Ref: scu.552097

Westermann Lernspielverlag v OHMI – Diset (Bambinola K): ECFI 15 Jul 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community figurative mark bambinoLUK – Earlier Community figurative mark BAMBINO – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-333/13, [2015] EUECJ T-333/13, ECLI:EU:T:2015:490 Bailii European, Intellectual Property Updated: 02 January 2022; Ref: scu.550325

DM-Drogerie Markt v OHMI – Disenos Mireia (M): ECFI 25 Jun 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the Community figurative mark M – Earlier Community word mark dm – Relative ground for refusal – No similarity between the signs – No likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-662/13, [2015] EUECJ T-662/13, ECLI:EU:T:2015:434 Bailii European, Intellectual … Continue reading DM-Drogerie Markt v OHMI – Disenos Mireia (M): ECFI 25 Jun 2015

Norma Lebensmittelfilialbetrieb v OHMI – Yorma’s (Yorma Eberl): ECFI 16 Jun 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Community trade mark Yorma Eberl – Earlier Community and national brands NORMA related -Motifs for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – Article 8, paragraph 1 b) and Article 8 paragraph 4 of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 Frimodt S. Nielsen, P ECLI: EU: T: 2015: … Continue reading Norma Lebensmittelfilialbetrieb v OHMI – Yorma’s (Yorma Eberl): ECFI 16 Jun 2015

Voss of Norway v OHIM: ECJ 7 May 2015

ECJ Judgment – Appeal – Community trade mark – Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Article 7(1)(b) – Absolute ground for refusal – No distinctive character – Three-dimensional sign consisting of the shape of a cylindrical bottle S. Rodin, P C-445/13, [2015] EUECJ C-445/13, ECLI:EU:C:2015:303 Bailii Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 7(1)(b) European, Intellectual Property Updated: 30 … Continue reading Voss of Norway v OHIM: ECJ 7 May 2015

Spa Monopole v OHMI – Orly International (Sparitual): ECFI 5 May 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for registration of the word mark SPARITUAL – Earlier Benelux figurative and word marks SPA and LES THERMES DE SPA – Relative ground for refusal – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 M.E. Martins Ribeiro, P T-131/12, [2015] EUECJ T-131/12 Bailii Regulation (EC) … Continue reading Spa Monopole v OHMI – Orly International (Sparitual): ECFI 5 May 2015

Lidl Stiftung v OHMI – Horno Del Espinar (Castello): ECFI 5 May 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the figurative Community mark Castello – Earlier national figurative mark ‘Castello’ – Relative ground for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation No (EC) 207/2009 – Right to be heard – Second sentence of Article 75 of Regulation No … Continue reading Lidl Stiftung v OHMI – Horno Del Espinar (Castello): ECFI 5 May 2015

Hostel Tourist World v OHMI – WRI Nominees (HosteltouristworldCom): ECJ 29 Apr 2015

ECJ (Judgment) Community trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – Community figurative mark HostelTouristWorld.com – Earlier international word mark HOSTELWORLD.COM – Relative ground for refusal -Article 8, paragraph 1 b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Character Minimum inherent distinctive the earlier mark – Likelihood of confusion ‘ M Prek Rap, P [2015] EUECJ T-566/13 Bailii … Continue reading Hostel Tourist World v OHMI – WRI Nominees (HosteltouristworldCom): ECJ 29 Apr 2015

Spa Monopole v OHMI – South Pacific Management (Manea Spa): ECFI 17 Mar 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Community trade mark Manea Spa – Earlier marks Benelux verbal and figurative SPA and Benelux earlier word mark LES THERMES DE SPA – Relative grounds for refusal – Article 8, paragraph 1 b) and paragraph 5 of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-611/11, [2015] EUECJ T-611/11, … Continue reading Spa Monopole v OHMI – South Pacific Management (Manea Spa): ECFI 17 Mar 2015

Novomatic v OHMI – Berentzen Mally Marketing Plus Services (Black Jack TM): ECFI 6 Mar 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community figurative mark BLACK JACK TM – Earlier Community word and figurative marks BLACK TRACK – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8, paragraph 1 b) of Regulation (EC ) No 207/2009 T-257/14, [2015] EUECJ T-257/14, ECLI: EU: T: … Continue reading Novomatic v OHMI – Berentzen Mally Marketing Plus Services (Black Jack TM): ECFI 6 Mar 2015

Spa Monopole v OHMI – Olivar Del Desierto (Oleospa): ECFI 27 Feb 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community figurative mark OLEOSPA – Earlier word marks Benelux SPA – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8, paragraph 1 b) of Regulation (EC) No 207 / 2009 ME Martins Ribeiro, P T-377/12, [2015] EUECJ T-377/12, ECLI: EU: T: … Continue reading Spa Monopole v OHMI – Olivar Del Desierto (Oleospa): ECFI 27 Feb 2015

Now Wireless v OHMI – Starbucks (HK): ECFI 30 Jan 2015

ECJ (Judgment) Community trade mark – Revocation proceedings – Community figurative mark now – Genuine use of the mark – Article 51(1)(a) and Article 51(2) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 S. Frimodt Nielsen, P T-278/13, [2015] EUECJ T-278/13, ECLI:EU:T:2015:57 Bailii Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 51(1)(a) 51(2) European Intellectual Property Updated: 27 December 2021; Ref: scu.542053

Millano Krzysztof Kotas v OHIM (Forme D’Une Boite De Chocolats): ECFI 11 Dec 2014

Judgment – Community trade mark – Application three-dimensional Community trade mark – Shape of a chocolate box – Absolute ground for refusal – Lack of distinctive character – Article 7, paragraph 1 b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-440/13, [2014] EUECJ T-440/13 Bailii Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 7 European Intellectual Property Updated: 24 December 2021; … Continue reading Millano Krzysztof Kotas v OHIM (Forme D’Une Boite De Chocolats): ECFI 11 Dec 2014

Sherwin-Williams Sweden v OHMI – Akzo Nobel Coatings International (Arti): ECFI 11 Dec 2014

ECJ (Judgment) Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community trade mark ARTI – Earlier Benelux word mark ARTITUDE and international registration of the earlier Benelux trade mark ARTITUDE – Refusal to register – Likelihood of confusion – Similarity of the signs – Identical or highly similar goods – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation … Continue reading Sherwin-Williams Sweden v OHMI – Akzo Nobel Coatings International (Arti): ECFI 11 Dec 2014