Judgment of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 17 December 2014

Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

Community trade mark — Application for figurative Community mark Deluxe — Absolute ground for refusal — Lack of distinctiveness — Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009

Case T‑344/14


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
30/01/2015 Lidl Stiftung v OHIM (Deluxe)
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2014:1097
17/12/2014 Lidl Stiftung v OHIM (Deluxe)
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Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2014:1097
17/12/2014 Lidl Stiftung v OHIM (Deluxe)
Application (OJ)
04/07/2014 Lidl Stiftung v OHIM (Deluxe)
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general - 'Information on unpublished decisions' section)

Subject-matter

Community trade mark — Action for annulment of the decision of the First Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) of 6 March 2014 in Case R 1223/2013-1 dismissing the appeal against the examiner’s decision refusing registration of the figurative mark including the word element ‘Deluxe’ for goods and services in Classes 5 and 29 to 33

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.04 Procedure and legal proceedings
        4.11.03.04.03 Appeals
          4.11.03.04.03.02 Actions before the Courts of the European Union
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.01.02 Marks devoid of any distinctive character
          4.11.03.01.02.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.01.02 Marks devoid of any distinctive character
          4.11.03.01.02.01 Advertising slogans
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.01.02 Marks devoid of any distinctive character
          4.11.03.01.02.01 Advertising slogans
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.01.13 Signs examined
          4.11.03.01.13.02 Marks devoid of any distinctive character
            4.11.03.01.13.02.02 Figurative marks
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.01.02 Marks devoid of any distinctive character
          4.11.03.01.02.01 Advertising slogans
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.00 General


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 21/05/2014

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

17/12/2014


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 56 from 16.02.2015, p.15

Application: OJ C 235 from 21.07.2014, p.29

Name of the parties

Lidl Stiftung v OHIM (Deluxe)

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  • - Trade marks

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

troisième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Papasavvas

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

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