Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 8 December 2021 — Talleres de Escoriaza v EUIPO — Salto Systems (KAAS KEYS AS A SERVICE)
(Case T-294/20) (1)
(EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - EU word mark KAAS KEYS AS A SERVICE - Absolute grounds for refusal - Descriptive character - Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) - No distinctive character - Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation 2017/1001) - Signs or indications which have become customary - Article 7(1)(d) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(d) of Regulation 2017/1001) - Obligation to state reasons - Right to be heard - Article 94(1) of Regulation 2017/1001)
Language of the case: Spanish
Applicant: Talleres de Escoriaza, SA (Irun, Spain) (represented by: T. Müller and F. Togo, lawyers)
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: Salto Systems, SL (Oiartzun, Spain) (represented by: A. Alejos Cutuli, lawyer)
Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 28 February 2020 (Case R 1363/2019-4), relating to invalidity proceedings between Talleres de Escoriaza and Salto Systems.
Operative part of the judgment
Dismisses the action;
Orders Talleres de Escoriaza, SA to pay the costs.
(1) OJ C 247, 27.7.2020.