Communication: judgment No. 0204 of 2021

IDENTIFIER
62021TA0204
LANGUAGE
English
COURT
General Court
AG OPINION
NO
REFERENCES MADE
2
REFERENCED
1
DOCUMENT TYPE
Communication: judgment

Judgment



16.5.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 198/44


Judgment of the General Court of 9 March 2022 — Stryker v EUIPO (RUGGED)

(Case T-204/21) (1)

(EU trade mark - International registration designating the European Union - Word mark RUGGED - Absolute ground for refusal - No distinctive character acquired through use - Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 7(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) - Competence of the Board of Appeal - Article 71 of Regulation 2017/1001 - Obligation to state reasons - Article 94(1) of Regulation 2017/1001)

(2022/C 198/62)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Stryker Corp. (Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States) (represented by: I. Fowler, I. Junkar and B. Worbes, lawyers)

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

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 26 January 2021 (Case R 370/2020-5), relating to the international registration designating the European Union in respect of the word mark RUGGED.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Stryker Corp. is to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 217, 7.6.2021.



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