Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 1 December 2021 — Inditex v EUIPO — Ffauf Italia (ZARA)
(Case T-467/20) (1)
(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for EU word mark ZARA - Earlier international word mark LE DELIZIE ZARA and earlier national figurative mark ZARA - Proof of genuine use of the earlier marks - Article 42(2) and (3) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 47(2) and (3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation 2017/1001))
Language of the case: English
Applicant: Industria de Diseño Textil, SA (Inditex) (Arteixo, Spain) (represented by: G. Marín Raigal and E. Armero Lavie, lawyers)
Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: H. O’Neill and V. Ruzek, acting as Agents)
Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Ffauf Italia SpA (Riese Pio X, Italy) (represented by: P. Creta, A. Lanzarini, B. Costa and M. Lazzarotto, lawyers)
Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 8 May 2020 (Case R 2040/2019-4), relating to opposition proceedings between Ffauf Italia and Inditex.
Operative part of the judgment
Dismisses the action;
Orders Industria de Diseño Textil, SA (Inditex) to pay the costs.
(1) OJ C 304, 14.9.2020.