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Judgment of the General Court of 23 November 2022 – General Wire Spring v EUIPO (GENERAL PIPE CLEANERS)

(Case T-151/22) 1

(EU trade mark – International registration designating the European Union – Word mark GENERAL PIPE CLEANERS – Absolute ground for refusal – Descriptiveness – Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001)

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 (represented by: R. Raponi, acting as Agent)


By its action based on Article 263 TFEU, the applicant seeks annulment of the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of 11 January 2022 (Case R 1452/2021-5).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

Dismisses the action;

Orders General Wire Spring Co. to pay the costs.


1     OJ C 198, 16.5.2022.