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Action brought on 30 March 2018 — Piaggio & C. v EUIPO — Zhejiang Zhongneng Industry Group (Mopeds)

(Case T-219/18)

Language in which the application was lodged: Italian


Applicant: Piaggio & C. SpA (Pontedera, Italy) (represented by: F. Jacobacci, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal: Zhejiang Zhongneng Industry Group Co. Ltd (Taizhou, China)

Details of the proceedings before EUIPO

Proprietor of the design at issue: Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal

Design at issue: Community design No 1 783 655-0002

Contested decision: Decision of the Third Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 19 January 2018 in Case R 1496/2015-3

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

annul the contested decision;

declare the proprietor’s Community design registered under No 1 783 655-0002 invalid, on all the grounds set out in the present application;

order the defendant and the proprietor to pay the procedural costs relating to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal, pursuant to Article 190 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court;

order EUIPO and the potential other party to the present proceedings to pay the entirety of the costs of the proceedings.

Pleas in law

Incorrect interpretation and application of Article 6 CDR;

Infringement of Article 25(1)(e) CDR;

Infringement of Article 25(1)(f) CDR.