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Order of the General Court of 29 June 2016 — Group v EUIPO — ILIEV (GROUP Company TOURISM & TRAVEL)

(Case T-567/14) 1

(European Union trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for European Union figurative mark GROUP Company TOURISM & TRAVEL — Earlier, non-registered national figurative marks GROUP Company TOURISM & TRAVEL — Relative ground for refusal — Application of national law — Article 8(4) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Evidence establishing the content of the national right — Rule 19(2)(d) of Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 — Failure to take account of evidence adduced before the Board of Appeal — Discretion of the Board of Appeal — Article 76(2) of Regulation No 207/2009)

Language of the case: Bulgarian


Applicant: Group OOD (Sofia, Bulgaria) (represented by: D. Dragiev and A. Andreev, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: A. Folliard-Monguiral, P. Ivanov and D. Botis, Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervening before the General Court: Kosta Iliev (Sofia) (represented by: S. Ganeva, lawyer)


Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 2 June 2014 (Case R 1587/2013-4) relating to opposition proceedings between Group OOD and Mr Iliev.

Operative part of the order

1.    Annuls the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of 2 June 2014 (Case R 1587/2013-4).

2.    Orders EUIPO and Mr Kosta Iliev to bear their own costs and to pay those incurred by Group OOD.


1     OJ C 372, 20.10.2014.