Official Journal of the European Union
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))
Language of the case: English
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)
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
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);
Orders EUIPO to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the Republic of Cyprus;
Orders Fontana Food AB to bear its own costs.
(1) OJ C 328, 30.9.2019.