Communication: judgment No. 0146 of 2021

IDENTIFIER
62021TA0146
LANGUAGE
English
COURT
General Court
AG OPINION
NO
REFERENCES MADE
2
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DOCUMENT TYPE
Communication: judgment

Judgment



16.5.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 198/42


Judgment of the General Court of 23 March 2022 — Vetpharma Animal Health v EUIPO — Deltavit (DELTATIC)

(Case T-146/21) (1)

(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for the EU word mark DELTATIC - Earlier EU word mark DELTA - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 - Genuine use of the earlier mark - Article 18(1), second subparagraph, point (a), and Article 47(2) of Regulation 2017/1001 - Form differing in elements which do not alter the distinctive character)

(2022/C 198/59)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Vetpharma Animal Health, SL (Barcelona, Spain) (represented by: M. Escudero Pérez, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: J. Ivanauskas, acting as Agent)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Deltavit (Janzé, France) (represented by: G. Barbaut, lawyer)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 21 December 2020 (Case R 776/2020-5), relating to opposition proceedings between Deltavit and Vetpharma Animal Health.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Vetpharma Animal Health, SL, to bear its own costs and to pay the costs incurred by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO);

3.

Orders Deltavit to bear its own costs.


(1)  OJ C 182, 10.5.2021.



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