Judgment of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 16 June 2015

Best-Lock (Europe) Ltd v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

Community trade mark — Invalidity proceedings — Three-dimensional Community trade mark — Shape of a toy figure with protrusion — Absolute grounds for refusal — Sign consisting exclusively of the shape which results from the nature of the goods themselves — Sign consisting exclusively of the shape of goods which is necessary to obtain a technical result — Article 7(1)(e)(i) and (ii) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009

Case T-396/14



Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
24/07/2015 Best-Lock (Europe) v OHMI - Lego Juris (Forme d'une figurine de jouet avec plot)
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2015:379
16/06/2015 Best-Lock (Europe) v OHMI - Lego Juris (Forme d'une figurine de jouet avec plot)
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Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2015:379
16/06/2015 Best-Lock (Europe) v OHMI - Lego Juris (Forme d'une figurine de jouet avec plot)
Application (OJ)
29/08/2014 Best-Lock (Europe) v OHMI - Lego Juris (Forme d'une figurine de jouet avec plot)
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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published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general - 'Information on unpublished decisions' section)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.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.08 Procedural rules
    3.08.04 Subject-matter, form of order sought and pleas in law
      3.08.04.01 Formal requirements
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
      4.11.03.01 Absolute grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.01.05 Signs consisting exclusively of the natural or functional shape of goods or of the shape which gives substantial value to the goods
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
          4.11.03.01.13.05 Signs consisting exclusively of the natural or functional shape of goods or of the shape which gives substantial value to the goods


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

  • 28/05/2014

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

16/06/2015


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 262 from 10.08.2015, p.25

Application: OJ C 315 from 15.09.2014, p.66

Name of the parties

Best-Lock (Europe) v OHMI - Lego Juris (Forme d'une figurine de jouet avec plot)

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

Papasavvas

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

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