Judgment of the General Court (Fifth Chamber) of 12 May 2021

Sun Stars & Sons Pte Ltd v European Union Intellectual Property Office

EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the three-dimensional EU trade mark AC AQUA AC – Earlier three-dimensional EU and national trade marks VODAVODA – Relative ground for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001)

Case T-638/19



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Order
ECLI:EU:T:2021:679
23/09/2021 Sun Stars & Sons v EUIPO - Valvis Holding (AC AQUA AC)
Judgment (OJ)
11/06/2021 Sun Stars & Sons v EUIPO - Valvis Holding (AC AQUA AC)
Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2021:256
12/05/2021 Sun Stars & Sons v EUIPO - Valvis Holding (AC AQUA AC)
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2021:256
12/05/2021 Sun Stars & Sons v EUIPO - Valvis Holding (AC AQUA AC)
Application (OJ)
08/11/2019 Sun Stars & Sons v EUIPO - Valvis Holding (AC AQUA AC)
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Reports of Cases

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Subject-matter

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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
      4.11.03.02 Relative grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.02.02 Likelihood of confusion with an earlier mark
          4.11.03.02.02.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.02 Relative grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.02.02 Likelihood of confusion with an earlier mark
          4.11.03.02.02.01 Relevant public
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.02 Relative grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.02.02 Likelihood of confusion with an earlier mark
          4.11.03.02.02.02 Similarity between goods or services
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.02 Relative grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.02.02 Likelihood of confusion with an earlier mark
          4.11.03.02.02.03 Similarity between marks
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.02 Relative grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.02.02 Likelihood of confusion with an earlier mark
          4.11.03.02.02.03 Similarity between marks
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.02 Relative grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.02.02 Likelihood of confusion with an earlier mark
          4.11.03.02.02.03 Similarity between marks
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.02 Relative grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.02.07 Signs examined
          4.11.03.02.07.02 Likelihood of confusion with an earlier mark
            4.11.03.02.07.02.03 Other marks applied for


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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

  • 25/09/2019

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

12/05/2021


References

Publication in the Official Journal

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Name of the parties

Sun Stars & Sons v EUIPO - Valvis Holding (AC AQUA AC)

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

cinquième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Spielmann

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

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