Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 9 February 2022 — Calzaturificio Emmegiemme Shoes v EUIPO — Inticom (MAIMAI MADE IN ITALY)
(Case T-589/20) (1)
(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for the EU word mark MAIMAI MADE IN ITALY - Earlier EU word mark YAMAMAY - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 - Genuine use of the earlier mark - Admissibility of new evidence - Alteration of the distinctive character)
Language of the case: Italian
Applicant: Calzaturificio Emmegiemme Shoes Srl (Surano, Italy) (represented by: R. Fragalà, lawyer)
Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: M. Capostagno, acting as Agent)
Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO: Inticom SpA (Gallarate, Italy)
Action brought against the decision of the Second Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 14 July 2020 (Case R 1874/2018-2), relating to opposition proceedings between Inticom and Calzaturificio Emmegiemme Shoes.
Operative part of the judgment
Dismisses the action;
Orders Calzaturificio Emmegiemme Shoes Srl to pay the costs.
(1) OJ C 378, 9.11.2020.