Judgment of the General Court (Second Chamber) of 15 July 2015

Australian Gold LLC v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

Community trade mark — Invalidity proceedings — International registration designating the European Community — Figurative mark HOT — Absolute grounds for refusal — No descriptive character — Distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Second sentence of Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009 — Cross-claim before the Board of Appeal — Article 8(3) of Regulation (EC) No 216/96 — Cross-claim before the General Court — Article 134(3) of the Rules of Procedure of 2 May 1991

Case T-611/13


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
28/08/2015 Australian Gold v OHMI - Effect Management & Holding (HOT)
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2015:492
15/07/2015 Australian Gold v OHMI - Effect Management & Holding (HOT)
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2015:492
15/07/2015 Australian Gold v OHMI - Effect Management & Holding (HOT)
Application (OJ)
10/01/2014 Australian Gold v OHMI - Effect Management & Holding (HOT)
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Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.04 Procedure and legal proceedings
        4.11.03.04.04 Procedure
          4.11.03.04.04.06 Rights of the defence
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.04 Procedure and legal proceedings
        4.11.03.04.03 Appeals
          4.11.03.04.03.01 Appeals before the Boards of Appeal
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.01.03 Descriptive marks
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.01.03 Descriptive marks
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.01.13 Signs examined
          4.11.03.01.13.03 Descriptive marks
            4.11.03.01.13.03.02 Figurative marks
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.01.02 Marks devoid of any distinctive character
          4.11.03.01.02.01 Advertising slogans
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.00 General


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • General Court - Rules of Procedure (1991) -A134P3 : paragraphs 12, 13, 56, 69
  • General Court - Rules of Procedure (1991) -A135P3 : paragraph 12
  • Regulation 2868/95 -A01R65P1 : paragraph 16
  • Regulation 2868/95 -A01R70P2 : paragraph 16
  • Regulation 2868/95 -A01R70P4 : paragraph 16
  • Regulation 216/96 -A08P3 : paragraphs 25 - 26
  • Regulation 44/2001 : paragraph 62
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C15 : paragraph 62
  • Directive 2008/95 : paragraph 60
  • Regulation 207/2009 -A07P1 : paragraph 55
  • Regulation 207/2009 -A07P1LB : paragraphs 13, 55 - 58
  • Regulation 207/2009 -A07P1LC : paragraphs 13, 32 - 52
  • Regulation 207/2009 -A07P2 : paragraph 63
  • Regulation 207/2009 -A109 : paragraph 62
  • Regulation 207/2009 -A75 : paragraphs 15 - 22
  • Regulation 207/2009 -C6 : paragraph 61
  • General Court - Judgment T -359/99 -N33 : paragraph 44
  • General Court - Judgment T -219/00 -N27 : paragraph 33
  • General Court - Judgment T -360/00 -N27 : paragraph 51
  • General Court - Judgment T -360/00 -N28 : paragraph 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -191/01 -N30 : paragraph 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -191/01 -N31 : paragraph 33
  • General Court - Judgment T -367/02 -N45 : paragraph 55
  • General Court - Judgment T -315/03 -N3 : paragraph 45
  • General Court - Judgment T -315/03 -N64 : paragraph 45
  • General Court - Judgment T -316/03 -N26 : paragraph 36
  • General Court - Judgment T -323/03 -N56 : paragraph 20
  • General Court - Judgment T -323/03 -N57 : paragraph 20
  • General Court - Judgment T -323/03 -N58 : paragraph 20
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -173/04 -N49 : paragraph 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -24/05 -N23 : paragraph 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -238/06 -N57 : paragraph 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -238/06 -N58 : paragraph 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -238/06 -N59 : paragraph 61
  • General Court - Judgment T -87/07 -N38 : paragraph 45
  • General Court - Judgment T -87/07 -N39 : paragraph 45
  • General Court - Judgment T -410/07 -N32 : paragraph 18
  • General Court - Judgment T -471/07 -N18 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -398/08 -N47 : paragraph 58
  • General Court - Judgment T -535/08 -N91 : paragraph 21
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -263/09 -N72 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -51/10 -N73 : paragraph 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -51/10 -N74 : paragraph 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -51/10 -N75 : paragraph 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -51/10 -N76 : paragraph 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -51/10 -N77 : paragraph 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -311/11 -N29 : paragraph 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -311/11 -N30 : paragraph 57
  • General Court - Judgment T -283/11 -N83 : paragraph 68
  • General Court - Judgment T -353/11 -N58 : paragraph 21
  • General Court - Judgment T -435/11 -N14 : paragraph 33
  • General Court - Judgment T -435/11 -N15 : paragraph 34
  • General Court - Judgment T -435/11 -N16 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -97/12 -N96 : paragraph 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -97/12 -N97 : paragraph 46

Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 21/11/2013

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

15/07/2015


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 302 from 14.09.2015, p.50

Application: OJ C 24 from 25.01.2014, p.34

Name of the parties

Australian Gold v OHMI - Effect Management & Holding (HOT)

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  • - Trade marks

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds
  • Actions for annulment : application granted

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Gervasoni

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

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