Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 23 April 2020

Gömböc Kutató, Szolgáltató és Kereskedelmi Kft. v Szellemi Tulajdon Nemzeti Hivatala

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Kúria

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Trade marks — Directive 2008/95/EC — Refusal or invalidation of registration — Three-dimensional mark — Article 3(1)(e)(ii) and (iii) — Sign consisting exclusively of the shape of goods which is necessary to obtain a technical result — Sign consisting of the shape which gives substantial value to the goods — Consideration of the perception of the relevant public

Case C-237/19


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2020:296
23/04/2020 Gömböc
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
17/05/2019 Gömböc
Request for a preliminary ruling
19/03/2019 Gömböc
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Reports of Cases

not yet published (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.09 Harmonised intellectual property rights
      4.11.09.01 Trade marks
        4.11.09.01.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.09 Harmonised intellectual property rights
      4.11.09.01 Trade marks
        4.11.09.01.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.09 Harmonised intellectual property rights
      4.11.09.01 Trade marks
        4.11.09.01.01 Absolute grounds for refusal


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Directive 98/71 -A03P2 : paragraphs 3, 56
  • Directive 98/71 -A05 : paragraph 4
  • Directive 98/71 -A05P1 : paragraph 56
  • Directive 98/71 -A16 : paragraphs 5, 52
  • Directive 2004/48 : paragraph 9
  • Directive 2008/95 : paragraph 9
  • Directive 2008/95 -A03P1LEPT1 : paragraph 6
  • Directive 2008/95 -A03P1LEPT2 : paragraphs 1, 6, 17, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30, 32, 35, 37, 50
  • Directive 2008/95 -A03P1LEPT3 : paragraphs 1, 6, 19, 21, 22, 38, 39, 41, 43 - 48, 50, 55, 57, 58, 61, 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -299/99 -N78 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -299/99 -N79 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -48/09 -N45 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -48/09 -N52 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -48/09 -N68 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -48/09 -N70 : paragraph 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -48/09 -N71 : paragraph 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -48/09 -N72 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -48/09 -N76 : paragraph 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -48/09 -N84 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -205/13 : paragraph 17
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -205/13 -N19 : paragraph 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -205/13 -N32 : paragraph 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -205/13 -N34 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -205/13 -N35 : paragraph 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -30/15 : paragraph 17
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -30/15 -N40 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -30/15 -N42 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -30/15 -N48 : paragraph 33

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 2008/95 -A03P1LE

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 19/03/2019

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

23/04/2020


References

Publication in the Official Journal

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Name of the parties

Gömböc

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Kúria - Hungary

Subject-matter

  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

cinquième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Lycourgos

Advocate General

Campos Sánchez-Bordona

Language(s) of the Case

  • Hungarian

Language(s) of the Opinion

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