Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 26 January 2022 — Diego v EUIPO — Forbo Financial Services (WOOD STEP LAMINATE FLOORING)
(Case T-498/20) (1)
(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for the EU figurative mark WOOD STEP LAMINATE FLOORING - Earlier international word mark STEP - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 - Free movement of goods)
Language of the case: English
Applicant: Diego Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft. (Dabas, Hungary) (represented by: P. Jalsovszky, lawyer)
Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: T. Frydendahl and A. Folliard-Monguiral, acting as Agents)
Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Forbo Financial Services AG (Baar, Switzerland) (represented by: F. Kramer, lawyer)
Action brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 4 June 2020 (Case R 1630/2019-1), relating to opposition proceedings between Forbo Financial Services and Diego Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató.
Operative part of the judgment
Dismisses the action;
Orders Diego Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft. to pay the costs.
(1) OJ C 339, 12.10.2020.