Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 16 March 2022

Laboratorios Ern, SA v European Union Intellectual Property Office

EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for EU word mark APIAL – Earlier EU word mark APIRETAL – Relative ground for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 – No damage to reputation – Article 8(5) of Regulation 2017/1001 – Evidence submitted for the first time before the General Court

Case T-315/21



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
29/04/2022 Laboratorios Ern v EUIPO - Nordesta (APIAL)
Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2022:141
16/03/2022 Laboratorios Ern v EUIPO - Nordesta (APIAL)
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Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2022:141
16/03/2022 Laboratorios Ern v EUIPO - Nordesta (APIAL)
Application (OJ)
02/07/2021 Laboratorios Ern v EUIPO - Nordesta (APIAL)
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Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

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4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
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Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 04/06/2021

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

16/03/2022


References

Publication in the Official Journal

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Name of the parties

Laboratorios Ern v EUIPO - Nordesta (APIAL)

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Martin, Stefan: Validité de la marque - Motifs relatifs - Procédure d’opposition – Procédure d’opposition – Article 8, §5 du RMUE – Marque de renommée – Preuve de la renommée – Recevabilité d’éléments de preuve antérieurs à la date de dépôt de la demande de marque contestée (oui) – Prise en compte d’éléments de preuve précédant de huit années la date de dépôt de la marque contestée (non), Propriétés intellectuelles 2022, n° 83, p. 56-57 (FR)



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

sixième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Marcoulli

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

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