Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 20 October 2021 — Square v EUIPO — ($ Cash App)
(Case T-210/20) (1)
(EU trade mark - International registration designating the European Union - Figurative mark $ Cash App - Absolute ground for refusal - No distinctive character - Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 - Right to be heard - Obligation to state reasons - Article 94(1) of Regulation 2017/1001 - Equal treatment and principle of sound administration)
Language of the case: English
Applicant: Square, Inc. (San Francisco, California, United States) (represented by: M. Hawkins, Solicitor, and by K. Lüder and T. Dolde, lawyers)
Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: L. Lapinskaite, J. Crespo Carrillo and V. Ruzek, acting as Agents)
Action brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 5 February 2020 (Case R 811/2019-1), relating to the international registration designating the European Union in respect of the figurative mark $ Cash App.
Operative part of the judgment
Dismisses the action;
Orders Square, Inc. to bear its own costs and pay those incurred by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
(1) OJ C 209, 22.6.2020.