Communication: judgment No. 0086 of 2021

IDENTIFIER
62021TA0086
LANGUAGE
English
COURT
General Court
AG OPINION
NO
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DOCUMENT TYPE
Communication: judgment

Judgment



25.4.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 171/30


Judgment of the General Court of 2 March 2022 — Distintiva Solutions v EUIPO — Makeblock (Makeblock)

(Case T-86/21) (1)

(EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - EU figurative mark Makeblock - Absolute grounds for refusal - Distinctive character - Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) - No descriptive character - Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation 2017/1001) - Mark not of such a nature as to mislead the public - Article 7(1)(g) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(g) of Regulation 2017/1001))

(2022/C 171/38)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Distintiva Solutions S. Coop. Pequeña (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain) (represented by: M. Sanmartín, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: J. Ivanauskas and V. Ruzek, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Makeblock Co. Ltd (Shenzhen, China) (represented by: C. Sueiras Villalobos, lawyer)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 16 November 2020 (Case R 988/2020-5), relating to invalidity proceedings between Distintiva Solutions and Makeblock.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Distintiva Solutions S. Coop. Pequeña to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 110, 29.3.2021.



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