Judgment of the General Court of 22 June 2022 – Tequila Revolución v EUIPO – Horizons Group (London) (Revolution Vodka)

(Case T-628/21) 1

(EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for EU word mark Revolution Vodka – Earlier EU word mark TEQUILA REVOLUCIÓN – Relative grounds for refusal – Article 8(1)(a) and (b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 – Absence of genuine use – Article 47(2) of Regulation 2017/1001)

Language of the case: French

Parties

Applicant: Tequila Revolución S.A.P.I. De C.V. (Mexico City, Mexico) (represented by: M. Pomares Caballero, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: S. Pétrequin and V. Ruzek, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO: Horizons Group (London) Ltd (Reading, United Kingdom)

Re:

By its action under Article 263 TFEU, the applicant seeks the annulment and alteration of the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of 22 July 2021 (Case R 2266/2020-5).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.    Dismisses the action;

2.    Orders Tequila Revolución S.A.P.I. De C.V. to pay the costs.

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1     OJ C 490, 6.12.2021.