Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 27 October 2021 — Jiruš v EUIPO — Nile Clothing (Racing Syndicate)
(Case T-356/20) (1)
(EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - EU figurative mark Racing Syndicate - Earlier international word mark SYNDICATE - Submission of evidence for the first time before the Board of Appeal - Article 95(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation 2017/1001))
Language of the case: English
Applicant: Václav Jiruš (Vitín, Czech Republic) (represented by: J. Zedníková, lawyer)
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: Nile Clothing AG (Sutz-Lattrigen, Switzerland) (represented by: C. Raßmann, M. Suether and F. Adinolfi, lawyers)
Action brought against the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 31 March 2020 (Case R 1488/2019-5), relating to invalidity proceedings between Nile Clothing and Mr Jiruš.
Operative part of the judgment
Dismisses the action;
Orders Mr Václav Jiruš to pay the costs.
(1) OJ C 255, 3.8.2020.