Communication: judgment No. 0197 of 2021

IDENTIFIER
62021TA0197
LANGUAGE
English
COURT
General Court
AG OPINION
NO
REFERENCES MADE
3
REFERENCED
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DOCUMENT TYPE
Communication: judgment

Judgment



16.5.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 198/43


Judgment of the General Court of 9 March 2022 — Lea Nature Services v EUIPO — Debonair Trading Internacional (SO …?)

(Case T-197/21) (1)

(EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - EU word mark SO …? - Absolute grounds for refusal - Distinctive character - Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 40/94 (now Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) - Lack of descriptive character - Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation No 40/94 (now Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation 2017/1001))

(2022/C 198/61)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Lea Nature Services (Périgny, France) (represented by: F. Drageon, lawyer)

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

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Debonair Trading Internacional Lda (Funchal, Portugal) (represented by: J. Quirin and J. P. Jacquey, lawyers)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 11 February 2021 (Case R 1234/2020 4), relating to invalidity proceedings between Lea Nature Services and Debonair Trading Internacional.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Lea Nature Services to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 217, 7.6.2021.



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