Communication: judgment No. 0556 of 2019

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62019TA0556
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English
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General Court
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Communication: judgment

Judgment



14.2.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 73/34


Judgment of the General Court of 8 December 2021 — Cyprus v EUIPO — Fontana Food (GRILLOUMI)

(Case T-556/19) (1)

(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for the EU word mark GRILLOUMI - Earlier national certification word marks ΧΑΛΛΟΥΜΙ HALLOUMI - Relative ground for refusal - No likelihood of confusion - Similarity between services and goods - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001))

(2022/C 73/39)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Republic of Cyprus (represented by: S. Malynicz QC, S. Baran, Barrister, and V. Marsland, Solicitor)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: D. Gája, acting as Agent)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Fontana Food AB (Tyresö, Sweden) (represented by: P. Nihlmark and L. Zacharoff, lawyers)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 29 May 2019 (Case R 1284/2018-4) relating to opposition proceedings between the Republic of Cyprus and Fontana Food.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Annuls the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of 29 May 2019 (Case R 1284/2018-4);

2.

Orders EUIPO to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the Republic of Cyprus;

3.

Orders Fontana Food AB to bear its own costs.


(1)  OJ C 328, 30.9.2019.



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