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Action brought on 18 March 2022 – General Wire Spring v EUIPO (GENERAL PIPE CLEANERS)

(Case T-151/22)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: General Wire Spring Co. (McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States) (represented by: E. Carrillo, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Details of the proceedings before EUIPO

Trade mark at issue: International registration designating the European Union in respect of the word mark GENERAL PIPE CLEANERS – Application for registration No 1 577 530

Contested decision: Decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 11 January 2022 in Case R 1452/2021-5

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

uphold the present action;

annul the contested decision the Firth Board of Appeal of the EUIPO insofar as it dismisses the appeal filed by the applicant before it and failed to partially annul the EUIPO’s decision in relation to the refusal of registration of EUTM (IR) application No. 1 577 530 GENERAL PIPE CLEANERS for the objected goods in classes 7 and 9.

Pleas in law

Infringement of Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council;

Infringement of Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council.