Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 22 September 2021 — T i D kontrolni sistemi v EUIPO –Sigmatron (Signalling apparatuses and devices)
(Case T-503/20) (1)
(Community design - Invalidity proceedings - Registered Community design representing signalling apparatuses and devices - Earlier Community design - Ground for invalidity - No individual character - Declaration of invalidity of a prior design - No effect - Disclosure of the earlier design - Informed user - Degree of freedom of the designer - No different overall impression - Article 6 and Article 25(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 6/2002)
Language of the case: Bulgarian
Applicant: T i D kontrolni sistemi EOOD (Varna, Bulgaria) (represented by: P. Priparzhenski, lawyer)
Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: P. Georgieva and A. Folliard-Monguiral, acting as Agents)
Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Sigmatron EOOD (Sofia, Bulgaria) (represented by: A. Kostov, lawyer).
Action brought against the decision of the Third Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 30 April 2020 (Case R 956/2019-3) relating to invalidity proceedings between Sigmatron and T i D kontrolni sistemi.
Operative part of the judgment
Dismisses the action;
Orders T i D kontrolni sistemi EOOD to pay the costs.
(1) OJ C 329, 5.10.2020.