Judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 29 March 2012

Handicare Holding BV and You-Q BV v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

Community trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for Community figurative mark BEATLE — Earlier national and Community word and figurative marks BEATLES and THE BEATLES — Relative ground for refusal — Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Reputation — Unfair advantage taken of the distinctive character or reputation of the earlier marks

Case T-369/10



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
27/04/2012 You-Q v OHMI - Apple Corps (BEATLE)
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2012:177
29/03/2012 You-Q v OHMI - Apple Corps (BEATLE)
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2012:177
29/03/2012 You-Q v OHMI - Apple Corps (BEATLE)
Order
ECLI:EU:T:2011:559
04/10/2011 You-Q v OHMI - Apple Corps (BEATLE)
Application (OJ)
06/11/2010 You-Q v OHMI - Apple Corps (BEATLE)
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general - 'Information on unpublished decisions' section)

Subject-matter

Community trade mark – Application for annulment brought by the applicant for the figurative mark containing the word element ‘BEATLE’ for goods in Class 12, against Decision R 1276/2009-2 of the Second Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM) of 31 May 2010, annulling the decision of the Opposition Division which rejected the opposition brought by the proprietor of the word and figurative national and Community marks containing the word elements ‘BEATLES’ and ‘THE BEATLES’ for goods in Classes 6, 9, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 34 and 41.

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
      4.11.03.02 Relative grounds for refusal
        4.11.03.02.07 Signs examined
          4.11.03.02.07.05 Earlier trade mark which has a reputation


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

  • 02/09/2010

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

29/03/2012


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 301 from 06.11.2010, p.35

Judgment: OJ C 138 from 12.05.2012, p.16

Name of the parties

You-Q v OHMI - Apple Corps (BEATLE)

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
  • Actions for annulment : case not proceeding to judgment

Formation of the Court

huitième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Martins Ribeiro

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

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