Judgment of the General Court (Second Chamber) of 15 July 2015

Australian Gold LLC v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

Community trade mark — Invalidity proceedings — International registration designating the European Community — Figurative mark HOT — Absolute grounds for refusal — No descriptive character — Distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Second sentence of Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009 — Cross-claim before the Board of Appeal — Article 8(3) of Regulation (EC) No 216/96 — Cross-claim before the General Court — Article 134(3) of the Rules of Procedure of 2 May 1991

Case T-611/13


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
28/08/2015 Australian Gold v OHMI - Effect Management & Holding (HOT)
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2015:492
15/07/2015 Australian Gold v OHMI - Effect Management & Holding (HOT)
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2015:492
15/07/2015 Australian Gold v OHMI - Effect Management & Holding (HOT)
Application (OJ)
10/01/2014 Australian Gold v OHMI - Effect Management & Holding (HOT)
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

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
      4.11.03.04 Procedure and legal proceedings
        4.11.03.04.04 Procedure
          4.11.03.04.04.06 Rights of the defence
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
          4.11.03.04.03.01 Appeals before the Boards of Appeal
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
            4.11.03.01.13.03.02 Figurative 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
          4.11.03.01.02.01 Advertising slogans
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.00 General


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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

  • 21/11/2013

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

15/07/2015


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 302 from 14.09.2015, p.50

Application: OJ C 24 from 25.01.2014, p.34

Name of the parties

Australian Gold v OHMI - Effect Management & Holding (HOT)

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

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds
  • Actions for annulment : application granted

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Gervasoni

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • German

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