Judgment of the General Court (Tenth Chamber) of 21 April 2021

Apologistics GmbH v European Union Intellectual Property Office

EU trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – EU word mark APO – Absolute grounds for refusal – Descriptiveness – Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) – Lack of distinctiveness – Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation 2017/1001)

Case T-282/20



Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
04/06/2021 Apologistics v EUIPO - Kerckhoff (APO)
Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2021:212
21/04/2021 Apologistics v EUIPO - Kerckhoff (APO)
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2021:212
21/04/2021 Apologistics v EUIPO - Kerckhoff (APO)
Application (OJ)
12/06/2020 Apologistics v EUIPO - Kerckhoff (APO)
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

Not yet published (General Report - Section 'Information on unpublished decisions')

Subject-matter

Information not available

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
      4.11.03.04 Procedure and legal proceedings
        4.11.03.04.04 Procedure
          4.11.03.04.04.05 Examination of the facts by the Office of its own motion
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.03 European Union trade mark
      4.11.03.00 General


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Information not available

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 13/05/2020

Date of the Opinion

Information not available

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

21/04/2021


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Information not available

Name of the parties

Apologistics v EUIPO - Kerckhoff (APO)

Notes on Academic Writings

Information not available



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  • - Trade marks

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

dixième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Hesse

Advocate General

Information not available

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available