Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 8 December 2021 — Cyprus v EUIPO — Fontana Food (GRILLOUMI BURGER)
(Case T-593/19) (1)
(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for the EU word mark GRILLOUMI BURGER - Earlier national certification word marks ΧΑΛΛΟΥΜΙ HALLOUMI - Relative grounds for refusal - No likelihood of confusion - No detriment to repute - Article 8(1)(b) and Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) and Article 8(5) 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 and D. Botis, acting as Agents)
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 19 June 2019 (Case R 1297/2018 4) relating to opposition proceedings between the Republic of Cyprus and Fontana Food.
Operative part of the judgment
Dismisses the action;
Order the Republic of Cyprus to pay the costs.
(1) OJ C 363, 28.10.2019.