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Case T-404/18: Action brought on 2 July 2018 — Zhadanov v EUIPO (PDF Expert)


Action brought on 2 July 2018 — Zhadanov v EUIPO (PDF Expert)

(Case T-404/18)

2018/C 294/73Language of the case: English


Applicant: Igor Zhadanov (Odessa, Ukraine) (represented by: P. Olson, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Details of the proceedings before EUIPO

Trade mark at issue: Application for European Union word mark PDF Expert — Application for registration No 16 257 735

Contested decision: Decision of the Second Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 18 April 2018 in Case R 1813/2017-2

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

annul the contested decision;

register European Union trade mark application No 16 257 735 for ‘Computer application software for personal computers, mobile phones and portable electronic devices, namely, software for viewing, editing and managing pdf documents’;

order EUIPO to pay the costs.

Pleas in law

The Board of Appeal erred in not recognizing the special nature of the applied for goods;

The Board of Appeal erred in the evaluation of the submitted evidence when it concluded that the applied for mark does not enjoy acquired distinctiveness through use.