Judgment of the Court (Eighth Chamber), 6 September 2012

August Storck KG v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

Appeal — Community trade mark — Absolute ground for refusal — Lack of distinctive character — Three-dimensional sign consisting of the shape of a chocolate mouse

Case C‑96/11 P



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
12/10/2012 Storck v OHIM
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2012:537
06/09/2012 Storck v OHIM
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Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:C:2012:537
06/09/2012 Storck v OHIM
Application (OJ)
21/05/2011 Storck v OHIM
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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published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general - 'Information on unpublished decisions' section)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
        4.11.03.01.02 Marks devoid of any distinctive character
          4.11.03.01.02.02 Three-dimensional 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
          4.11.03.04.04.06 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
        4.11.03.04.04 Procedure
          4.11.03.04.04.07 Statement of reasons


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 25/02/2011

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

06/09/2012


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 152 from 21.05.2011, p.12

Judgment: OJ C 331 from 27.10.2012, p.7

Name of the parties

Storck v OHIM

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Casalonga, Caroline ; Langlais, François-Xavier: On the distinctive character of a Community trade mark application consisting of the shape of a chocolate with mouse relief, LANDMARK IP DECISIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE 2008-2013 (Ed. Larcier - Brussels) 2014 p.234-241 (EN)



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
  • Appeals : dismissal on substantive grounds
  • Appeals : dismissal on grounds of inadmissibility

Formation of the Court

huitième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Schiemann

Advocate General

Trstenjak

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

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