21.1.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 25/61


Action brought on 26 November 2018 — Werner v EUIPO — Merck (fLORAMED)

(Case T-695/18)

(2019/C 25/79)

Language in which the application was lodged: German

Parties

Applicant: Stefan Werner (Baldham, Germany) (represented by: T. Büttner, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal: Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany)

Details of the proceedings before EUIPO

Applicant for the trade mark at issue: Applicant

Trade mark at issue: European Union figurative mark ‘fLORAMED’ — Registration No 15 336 639

Procedure before EUIPO: Opposition proceedings

Contested decision: Decision of the Second Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 17 September 2018 in Case R 197/2018-2

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

annul the contested decision, as well as the decision of the Opposition Division of 24 November 2017, to reject the application for a trade mark in respect of all the goods claimed, which upheld the opposition brought by the opposing party on 7 October 2016.

Plea in law

Infringement of Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council.