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Case T-259/18: Action brought on 23 April 2018 — Zakłady Chemiczne ‘Siarkopol’ Tarnobrzeg v EUIPO — EuroChem Agro (Unifoska)


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Action brought on 23 April 2018 — Zakłady Chemiczne ‘Siarkopol’ Tarnobrzeg v EUIPO — EuroChem Agro (Unifoska)

(Case T-259/18)

2018/C 221/41Language in which the application was lodged: English

Parties

Applicant: Zakłady Chemiczne ‘Siarkopol’ Tarnobrzeg sp. z o.o. (Tarnobrzeg, Poland) (represented by: M. Kondrat, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal: EuroChem Agro GmbH (Mannheim, Germany).

Details of the proceedings before EUIPO

Applicant of the trade mark at issue: Applicant

Trade mark at issue: EU word mark Unifoska — Application for registration No 015017841

Procedure before EUIPO: Opposition proceedings

Contested decision: Decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 7 February 2018 in Case R 1503/2017-5.

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

annul the contested decision and refer the case back to the EUIPO for reconsideration;

or

alter the contested decision by stating that there are no relative grounds for refusal of registration of the EUTMA 01501784 ‘Unifoska’ for all goods in class 1 and the trademark shall be registered;

award the costs in the Applicant's favor.

Pleas in law

Infringement of Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation No 2017/1001;

Infringement of principle of the protection of legitimate expectations and principle of legal certainty.