Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 15 December 2021 — Lück v EUIPO — R. H. Investment (MALLE)
(Case T-188/21) (1)
(EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - EU word mark MALLE - Absolute grounds for refusal - Descriptive character - No distinctive character - Article 7(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation 2017/1001 - Ineffective nature of the single plea in law)
Language of the case: German
Applicant: Jörg Lück (Hilden, Germany) (represented by: L. Becker, lawyer)
Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: M. Eberl and E. Markakis, acting as Agents)
Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: R. H. Investment UG (haftungsbeschränkt) (Erlangen, Germany) (represented by: M. Metzner and M. Scheiner, lawyers)
Action brought against the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 21 December 2020 (Case R 1393/2020-5), relating to invalidity proceedings between R. H. Investment and Mr Lück.
Operative part of the judgment
Dismisses the action;
Orders Jörg Lück to pay the costs.
(1) OJ C 217, 7.6.2021.