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Judgment of the General Court of 11 July 2019 — Hauzenberger v EUIPO (TurboPerformance)

(Case T-349/18) 1

(EU trade mark — Application for EU figurative mark TurboPerformance — Absolute ground for refusal — Descriptive character — Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001)

Language of the case: German


Applicant: Andreas Hauzenberger (Sinzing, Germany) (represented by: B. Bittner, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: M. Eberl and D. Hanf, acting as Agents)


Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 5 April 2018 (Case R 2206/2017-4) concerning an application for registration of the figurative sign TurboPerformance as an EU trade mark.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.    Dismisses the action;

2.    Orders Mr Andreas Hauzenberger to pay the costs.


1     OJ C 259, 23.7.2018.