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Judgment of the General Court of 3 May 2018 — J-M.-E.V. e hijos v EUIPO — Masi (MASSI)

(Case T-2/17) 1

(EU trade mark — Invalidity proceedings — Application for registration of the EU word mark MASSI — Earlier national word mark MASI — Article 56(3) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 63(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) — Res judicata — Article 53(1)(a) and Article 8(2)(c) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 60(1)(a) and Article 8(2)(c) of Regulation 2017/1001) — Well-known mark within the meaning of Article 6bis of the Paris Convention)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: J-M.-E.V. e hijos, SRL (Granollers, Spain) (represented by: M. Ceballos Rodríguez and J. Güell Serra, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: S. Palmero Cabezas and D. Walicka, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Alberto Masi (Milan, Italy) (represented by: C. Ceriani, S. Giudici and A. Ferreri, lawyers)


Action brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 4 October 2016 (R 793/2015-1), relating to invalidity proceedings between Mr Masi and J-M.-E.V. e hijos.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

Annuls the decision of the First Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of 4 October 2016 (R 793/2015-1);

Orders EUIPO to pay, in addition to its own costs, those incurred by J-M.-E.V. e hijos, SRL;

Orders Mr Alberto Masi to bear his own costs.


1     OJ C 63, 27.2.2017.