Official Journal of the European Union

C 427/3

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof (Germany) lodged on 2 July 2018 — Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena v BALEMA GmbH

(Case C-432/18)

(2018/C 427/05)

Language of the case: German

Referring court


Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena

Respondent: BALEMA GmbH

Question referred

Does the protection of the entire name ‘Aceto Balsamico di Modena’ extend to the use of the individual non-geographical components of the term as a whole (‘Aceto’, ‘Balsamico’, ‘Aceto Balsamico’)? (1)

(1)  Interpretation of Article 1 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 583/2009 of 3 July 2009 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (OJ 2009 L 175, p. 7).