Communication: judgment No. 0369 of 2020

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62020TA0369
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English
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General Court
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NO
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Communication: judgment

Judgment



28.2.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 95/29


Judgment of the General Court of 21 December 2021 –EFFAS v EUIPO — CFA Institute (CEFA Certified European Financial Analyst)

(Case T-369/20) (1)

(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for the EU word mark CEFA Certified European Financial Analyst - Earlier EU word mark CFA - Relative ground for refusal - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001))

(2022/C 95/38)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: European Federation of Financial Analysts’ Societies (EFFAS) (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) (represented by: S. Merico, G. Macías Bonilla and F. Miazzetto, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: P. Villani, J. Crespo Carrillo and V. Ruzek, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: CFA Institute (Charlottesville, Virginia, United States) (represented by: G. Engels and W. May, lawyers)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 31 March 2020 (Case R 1082/2019-5), relating to opposition proceedings between CFA Institute and EFFAS.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Annuls the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of 31 March 2020 (R 1082/2019-5);

2.

Orders EUIPO to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by European Federation of Financial Analysts’ Societies (EFFAS);

3.

Orders CFA Institute to bear its own costs.


(1)  OJ C 255, 3.8.2020.



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