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Judgment of the General Court of 13 September 2016 — Globo Comunicação e Participações v EUIPO (sound mark)

(Case T-408/15) 1

(EU trade mark — Application for a sound mark — Absolute ground for refusal — No distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Obligation to state reasons — Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Globo Comunicação e Participações S/A (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (represented by: E. Gaspar and M.-E. De Moro-Giafferri, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: A. Folliard-Monguiral, acting as Agent)


Action brought against the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 18 March 2015 (Case R 2945/2014-5), concerning an application for registration of a sound mark as an EU trade mark.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

Dismisses the action;

Orders Globo Comunicação e Participações S/A to pay the costs.


1     OJ C 320, 28.9.2015.