Official Journal of the European Union
Order of the General Court of 11 February 2022 — Calrose Rice v EUIPO — Ricegrowers (Sunwhite)
(Case T-459/21) (1)
(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for the EU figurative mark Sunwhite - Earlier national figurative mark Sunwhite - Relative ground for refusal - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 - Action manifestly lacking any foundation in law)
Language of the case: English
Applicant: Calrose Rice (Sofia, Bulgaria) (represented by: H. Raychev, lawyer)
Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: J. Hamel and J. Crespo Carrillo, acting as Agents)
Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO intervening before the General Court: Ricegrowers Ltd (Leeton, New South Wales, Australia) (represented by: C. Menebröcker and C. Böhmer, lawyers)
Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 4 June 2021 (Case R 2465/2020 4), relating to opposition proceedings between Ricegrowers and Calrose Rice.
Operative part of the order
The action is dismissed.
Calrose Rice shall pay the costs of the present proceedings.
(1) OJ C 382, 20.9.2021.