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Case T-269/18: Action brought on 2 May 2018 — Inditex v EUIPO — Ffauf (ZARA)


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Action brought on 2 May 2018 — Inditex v EUIPO — Ffauf (ZARA)

(Case T-269/18)

2018/C 231/49Language in which the application was lodged: Spanish

Parties

Applicant: Industria de Diseño Textil, SA (Inditex) (Arteixo, Spain) (represented by: G. Macías Bonilla, G. Marín Raigal and E. Armero Lavie, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal: Ffauf SA (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Details of the proceedings before EUIPO

Applicant for the trade mark at issue: Applicant

Trade mark at issue: European Union word mark ZARA — Application for registration No 8 929 952

Procedure before EUIPO: Opposition proceedings

Contested decision: Decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 2 February 2018 in Joined Cases R 359/2015-5 and R 409/2015-5

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

annul the contested decision in so far as it dismissed the applicant’s appeal, upheld in part the intervener’s appeal and rejected the application for the European Union word mark ZARA No 8 929 952 for the following goods and services: Class 29 — preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes, milk products; edible oils and fats; Class 30 — rice, tapioca, sago, flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery products, yeast, baking-powder, salt, mustard, vinegar, sauces (condiments), spices, rice-based snack food; Class 31 — fresh vegetables; Class 32 — fresh juices; Class 35 — retailing and wholesaling in shops, selling via global computer networks, by catalogue, by mail order, by telephone, by radio and television, and via other electronic means of preserved, frozen, dried and cooked vegetables; edible oils, rice, flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, vinegar, sauces (condiments); Class 43 — restaurant services (food), self-service restaurants, cafeterias;

order EUIPO and, if appropriate, the intervener (Ffauf SA) to pay the costs arising from this action before the General Court;

order the opponent, FFAUF, S.A, to pay the costs arising from Joined Cases R 359/2015-5 and R 409/2015-5 before the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO.

Pleas in law

Infringement of Articles 15(1) and 42(2) and (3) of Regulation No 207/2009 and of Rule 22(2) and (3) of Regulation No 2868/95;

Infringement of Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009.