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Judgment of the General Court of 16 March 2022 – Laboratorios Ern v EUIPO – Nordesta (APIAL)

(Case T-315/21) 1

(EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for EU word mark APIAL – Earlier EU word mark APIRETAL – Relative ground for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 – No damage to reputation – Article 8(5) of Regulation 2017/1001 – Evidence submitted for the first time before the General Court)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: Laboratorios Ern, SA (Barcelona, Spain) (represented by: I. Miralles Llorca, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: M. Capostagno and J. Ivanauskas, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Nordesta GmbH (Munich, Germany) (represented by: J. Künzel, lawyer)


Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 25 March 2021 (Case R 1560/2020-4), relating to opposition proceedings between Laboratorios Ern and Nordesta.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

Dismisses the action;

Orders Laboratorios Ern, SA to pay the costs.


1     OJ C 289, 19.7.2021.