22.1.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 22/56


Action brought on 23 November 2017 — Kiku v CPVO — Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie (Pinova)

(Case T-765/17)

(2018/C 022/75)

Language in which the application was lodged: German

Parties

Applicant: Kiku GmbH (Girlan, Italy) (represented by: G. Würtenberger and R. Kunze, lawyers)

Defendant: Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal: Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie (Dresden, Germany)

Details of the proceedings before the CPVO

Proprietor of the contested plant varieties: Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal

Plant variety at issue: Plant variety right for the apple variety ‘PINOVA’ — Certificate No EU 1298

Procedure before the CPVO: Nullity proceedings

Contested decision: Decision of the Board of Appeal of the CPVO of 16 August 2017 in Case A005/2016

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

annul the contested decision;

order the CPVO to pay the costs.

Plea in law

Infringement of Article 20(1)(a), in conjunction with Articles 10 and 116(1), of Regulation No 2100/94.