Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the General Court of 23 February 2022 — Ancor Group v EUIPO — Cody’s Drinks International (CODE-X)
(Case T-198/21) (1)
(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - EU word mark CODE-X - Earlier national word and figurative marks Cody’s - Earlier international figurative mark Cody’s - Relative ground for refusal - No likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001)
Language of the case: German
Applicant: Ancor Group GmbH (Igersheim, Germany) (represented by: J. Wachsmuth and W. Berlit, lawyers)
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: Cody’s Drinks International GmbH (Bremen, Germany)
Action brought against the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 4 February 2021 (Case R 208/2020-5), relating to opposition proceedings between Cody’s Drinks International and Ancor Group.
Operative part of the judgment
Annuls the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of 4 February 2021 (Case R 208/2020-5);
Rejects the opposition brought by Cody’s Drinks International GmbH;
Orders EUIPO to pay the costs.
(1) OJ C 217, 7.6.2021.