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Action brought on 4 June 2021 – Laboratorios Ern v EUIPO – Nordesta (APIAL)

(Case T-315/21)

Language of the case: English

Parties

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

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal: Nordesta GmbH (Munich, Germany)

Details of the proceedings before EUIPO

Applicant of the trade mark at issue: Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal

Trade mark at issue: Application for European Union word mark APIAL – Application for registration No 17 958 998

Procedure before EUIPO: Opposition proceedings

Contested decision: Decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 25 March 2021 in Case R 1560/2020-4

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

revoke the contested decision and reject the granting of the European Union trade mark No°17 958 998 APIAL for all goods in class 3, 4 and 5;

order EUIPO and, in case Nordesta GmbH decides to intervene in the present proceedings, Nordesta GmbH, to pay the costs.

Pleas in law

Infringement of Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council;

Infringement of Article 8(5) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

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