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Document 62021TA0562

Joined Cases T-562/21 and T-590/21: Judgment of the General Court of 26 July 2023 — Worldwide Brands and Guangdong Camel Apparel v EUIPO — Guangdong Camel Apparel and Worldwide Brands (CAMEL CROWN) (EU trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for EU word mark CAMEL CROWN — International registration of the earlier figurative mark camel active — Relative ground for refusal — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001)

OJ C, C/2023/129, 16.10.2023, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/C/2023/129/oj (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/C/2023/129/oj

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C/2023/129

16.10.2023

Judgment of the General Court of 26 July 2023 — Worldwide Brands and Guangdong Camel Apparel v EUIPO — Guangdong Camel Apparel and Worldwide Brands (CAMEL CROWN)

(Joined Cases T-562/21 and T-590/21) (1)

(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for EU word mark CAMEL CROWN - International registration of the earlier figurative mark camel active - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001)

(C/2023/129)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant in Case T-562/21: Worldwide Brands, Inc. Zweigniederlassung Deutschland (Cologne, Germany) (represented by: J.L. Gracia Albero, E. Cebollero González and B. Tomás Acosta, lawyers)

Applicant in Case T-590/21: Guangdong Camel Apparel Co. Ltd (Foshan, China) (represented by: C. Bercial Arias and F. Codevelle, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented, in Case T-562/21, by D. Walicka and V. Ruzek, acting as Agents, and, in Case T-590/21, by D. Walicka, acting as Agent)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court in Case T-562/21: Guangdong Camel Apparel Co. Ltd (Foshan) (represented by: C. Bercial Arias and F. Codevelle, lawyers)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court in Case T-590/21: Worldwide Brands, Inc. Zweigniederlassung Deutschland (Cologne) (represented by: J.L. Gracia Albero, lawyer)

Re:

By their actions under Article 263 TFEU, the applicants each seek the partial annulment of the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of 23 June 2021 (Joined Cases R 159/2020-5 and R 184/2020-5).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the actions in Cases T-562/21 and T-590/21;

2.

In Case T-562/21, orders Worldwide Brands, Inc. Zweigniederlassung Deutschland to pay the costs;

3.

In Case T-590/21, orders Guangdong Camel Apparel Co. Ltd to pay the costs, including those incurred for the purposes of the proceedings before the Board of Appeal in Case R 159/2020-5.


(1)   OJ C 462, 15.11.2021.


ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/C/2023/129/oj

ISSN 1977-091X (electronic edition)


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