Judgment of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 5 July 2016

Bundesverband Souvenir - Geschenke - Ehrenpreise eV v European Union Intellectual Property Office

EU trade mark — Proceedings for a declaration of invalidity — EU word mark NEUSCHWANSTEIN — Absolute grounds for refusal — Article 7(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — No distinctive character — Distinctive character — Article 52(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009 — No bad faith

Case T-167/15



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
05/08/2016 Bundesverband Souvenir - Geschenke - Ehrenpreise v EUIPO - Freistaat Bayern (NEUSCHWANSTEIN)
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2016:391
05/07/2016 Bundesverband Souvenir - Geschenke - Ehrenpreise v EUIPO - Freistaat Bayern (NEUSCHWANSTEIN)
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Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2016:391
05/07/2016 Bundesverband Souvenir - Geschenke - Ehrenpreise v EUIPO - Freistaat Bayern (NEUSCHWANSTEIN)
Application (OJ)
08/05/2015 Bundesverband Souvenir - Geschenke - Ehrenpreise v EUIPO - Freistaat Bayern (NEUSCHWANSTEIN)
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general - 'Information on unpublished decisions' section)

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
      4.11.03.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.01.03 Descriptive 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
        4.11.03.01.03 Descriptive 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
        4.11.03.01.03 Descriptive 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
        4.11.03.01.13 Signs examined
          4.11.03.01.13.03 Descriptive marks
            4.11.03.01.13.03.01 Word 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
        4.11.03.01.03 Descriptive 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
          4.11.03.01.02.00 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
        4.11.03.01.13 Signs examined
          4.11.03.01.13.02 Marks devoid of any distinctive character
            4.11.03.01.13.02.01 Word 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
        4.11.03.01.11 Applicant acting in bad faith
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
          4.11.03.01.13.11 Applicant acting in bad faith


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

  • 02/04/2015

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

05/07/2016


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 305 from 22.08.2016, p.31

Application: OJ C 178 from 01.06.2015, p.23

Name of the parties

Bundesverband Souvenir - Geschenke - Ehrenpreise v EUIPO - Freistaat Bayern (NEUSCHWANSTEIN)

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

Bieliūnas

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

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