Judgment of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 5 October 2011.

PAKI Logistics GmbH v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM).

Community trade mark - Application for the Community word mark PAKI - Absolute ground for refusal - Trade mark contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality - Article 7(1)(f) of Regulation (EC) No 207/209.

Case T-526/09.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
28/10/2011 PAKI Logistics v OHIM (PAKI)
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2011:564
05/10/2011 PAKI Logistics v OHIM (PAKI)
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Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2011:564
05/10/2011 PAKI Logistics v OHIM (PAKI)
Application (OJ)
27/03/2010 PAKI Logistics v OHIM (PAKI)
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Reports of Cases

2011 II-00346*

Pub somm

Subject-matter

Community trade mark - Annulment of Decision R 1805/2007-1 of the First Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM) of 23 October 2009 dismissing the appeal against the examiner’s decision refusing to register the word mark “PAKI” for goods and services in Classes 6, 20, 37 and 39.

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
      4.11.03.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.01.13 Signs examined
          4.11.03.01.13.06 Marks contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality
            4.11.03.01.13.06.01 Word marks


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

  • 28/12/2009

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

05/10/2011


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 80 from 27.03.2010, p.31

Judgment: OJ C 340 from 19.11.2011, p.17

Name of the parties

PAKI Logistics v OHIM (PAKI)

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Van Woensel, C.P.L.: Toetsing aanvraag Gemeenschapswoordmerk "paki" aan openbare orde en goede zeden, Berichten industriële eigendom 2012 p.76-77
  2. Geoffray, Bertrand: Droit des marques et autres signes distinctifs - Motifs absolus de refus - Marque contraire à l'ordre public et aux bonnes moeurs, Propriétés intellectuelles 2012 nº 42 p.96-98
  3. Barazza, Stefano: General Court refuses "racist" PAKI trade mark, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 2012 p.392-396



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

Czúcz

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

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