Communication: judgment No. 0208 of 2021

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62021TA0208
LANGUAGE
English
COURT
General Court
AG OPINION
NO
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DOCUMENT TYPE
Communication: judgment

Judgment



20.6.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 237/49


Judgment of the General Court of 6 April 2022 — Dorit-DFT v EUIPO — Erwin Suter (DORIT)

(Case T-208/21) (1)

(EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - International registration designating the European Union - Word mark DORIT - Earlier national company names - Relative ground for refusal - No use in trade of a sign of more than mere local significance - Article 8(4) and Article 52(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 40/94 (now Article 8(4) and Article 60(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001))

(2022/C 237/62)

Language of the case: German

Parties

Applicant: Dorit-DFT Fleischereimaschinen GmbH (Ellwangen, Germany) (represented by: E. Strauß, lawyer)

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

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Erwin Suter AG Maschinenfabrik Retus (Kölliken, Switzerland) (represented by: C. Brecht, lawyer)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 9 February 2021 (Case R 127/2020-5), relating to invalidity proceedings between Dorit-DFT Fleischereimaschinen and Erwin Suter Maschinenfabrik Retus.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Dorit-DFT Fleischereimaschinen GmbH to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 228, 14.6.2021.



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