1.10.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 352/46


Action brought on 14 August 2018 — IAK — Forum International v EUIPO — Schwalb (IAK)

(Case T-497/18)

(2018/C 352/56)

Language in which the application was lodged: German

Parties

Applicant: IAK GmbH — Forum International (Kirchzarten, Germany) (represented by: G. Wilke, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal: Ulrich Schwalb (Cologne, Germany)

Details of the proceedings before EUIPO

Proprietor of the trade mark at issue: Applicant

Trade mark at issue: EU figurative mark IAK — EU trade mark No 9 843 533

Procedure before EUIPO: Cancellation proceedings

Contested decision: Decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 11 June 2018 in Case R 1511/2017-4

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

alter the contested decision such that the application for a declaration of invalidity is dismissed in its entirety;

order EUIPO to pay the costs.

Plea in law

Infringement of Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council.