Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 21 December 2021 — Skechers USA v EUIPO (ARCH FIT)
(Case T-598/20) (1)
(EU trade mark - Application for the EU word mark ARCH FIT - Absolute grounds for refusal - Lack of distinctive character - Descriptive character - Article 7(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001)
Language of the case: English
Applicant: Skechers USA, Inc. II (Manhattan Beach, California, United States) (represented by: T. Holman and A. Reid, Solicitors, and J. Bogatz and Y. Stone, lawyers)
Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: S. Scardocchia and V. Ruzek, acting as Agents)
Action brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 29 July 2020 (Case R 2631/2019-1), relating to an application for registration of the word sign ARCH FIT as an EU trade mark.
Operative part of the judgment
Dismisses the action;
Orders Skechers USA, Inc. II to pay the costs.
(1) OJ C 390, 16.11.2020.