Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 11 November 2020

European Union Intellectual Property Office v John Mills Ltd

Appeal – EU trade mark – Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Opposition proceedings – Relative ground for refusal – Article 8(3) – Scope – Identity or similarity of the mark applied for to the earlier mark – EU word mark MINERAL MAGIC – Application for registration by the agent or representative of the proprietor of the earlier mark – Earlier national word mark MAGIC MINERALS BY JEROME ALEXANDER

Case C-809/18 P



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
18/12/2020 EUIPO v John Mills
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2020:902
11/11/2020 EUIPO v John Mills
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Abstract
ECLI:EU:C:2020:902
11/11/2020 EUIPO v John Mills
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2020:329
30/04/2020 EUIPO v John Mills
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
05/04/2019 EUIPO v John Mills
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Reports of Cases

not yet published (Court Reports - general)

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
      4.11.03.02 Relative grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.02.03 Registration applied for by the proprietor’s agent or representative
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
        4.11.03.02.03 Registration applied for by the proprietor’s agent or representative
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
        4.11.03.02.03 Registration applied for by the proprietor’s agent or representative
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
        4.11.03.02.03 Registration applied for by the proprietor’s agent or representative
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
          4.11.03.02.07.03 Registration applied for by the proprietor’s agent or representative


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 20/12/2018

Date of the Opinion

  • 30/04/2020

Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

11/11/2020


References

Publication in the Official Journal

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Name of the parties

EUIPO v John Mills

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
  • Appeals : application granted

Formation of the Court

cinquième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Regan

Advocate General

Pitruzzella

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Italian