Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 2 February 2022 — Maternus v EUIPO — adp Gauselmann (WILD)
(Case T-116/21) (1)
(EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - EU word mark WILD - Absolute ground for refusal - Descriptive character - Article 52(1)(a) and Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 59(1)(a) and Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001))
Language of the case: German
Applicant: Maternus GmbH (Munich, Germany) (represented by: M. Zoebisch and R. Drozdz, lawyers)
Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: R. Manea and E. Markakis, acting as Agents)
Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: adp Gauselmann GmbH (Espelkamp, Germany) (represented by: K. Mandel, lawyer)
Action brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 9 December 2020 (Case R 932/2019-1), relating to invalidity proceedings between adp Gauselmann and Maternus.
Operative part of the judgment
Dismisses the action;
Orders Maternus GmbH to pay the costs.
(1) OJ C 148, 26.4.2021.