Language of document : ECLI:EU:C:2020:449


 


 



Order of the Court (Tenth Chamber) of 11 June 2020 – Ferrero v BMB

(Case C693/17 P-DEP)

(Taxation of costs)

1.      Judicial proceedings – Costs – Taxation – Recoverable costs —Definition – Expenses necessarily incurred by the parties – Elements to be taken into consideration – Expenses necessarily incurred in relation to taxation proceedings – Included

(Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice, Art. 144(b))

(see paras 16, 17)

2.      Judicial proceedings – Costs – Taxation – Recoverable costs – Elements to be taken into consideration – Discretion of the Court – Costs incurred in the context of an appeal

(Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice, Arts 144(b) and 184(1))

(see paras 18, 22)

3.      Judicial proceedings – Costs – Taxation – Recoverable costs – Involvement of more than one lawyer – No effect – Assessment having regard primarily to the total number of hours’ work objectively necessary for the purposes of the proceedings

(Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice, Art. 144(b))

(see para. 27)

4.      Judicial proceedings – Costs – Taxation – Recoverable costs – Elements to be taken into consideration – Costs incurred in the context of an appeal – Legal fees – Lawyers which acquired in-depth knowledge of the case in question during both the administrative proceedings before EUIPO and the proceedings before the General Court

(Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice, Arts 144(b) and 184(1))

(see paras 29, 30)

Operative part

The total amount of costs to be paid by BMB sp. z o.o. to Ferrero SpA in Case C‑693/17 P is fixed at EUR 7 000.