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Case T-81/23: Judgment of the General Court of 7 February 2024 — Beauty Biosciences v EUIPO — Société de Recherche Cosmétique (BEAUTYBIO SCIENCE) (EU trade mark — Invalidity proceedings — EU figurative mark BEAUTYBIO SCIENCE — Absolute grounds for invalidity — Descriptiveness — Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) — No distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation 2017/1001))

OJ C, C/2024/2305, 2.4.2024, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/C/2024/2305/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/2024/2305/oj

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C/2024/2305

2.4.2024

Judgment of the General Court of 7 February 2024 — Beauty Biosciences v EUIPO — Société de Recherche Cosmétique (BEAUTYBIO SCIENCE)

(Case T-81/23) (1)

(EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - EU figurative mark BEAUTYBIO SCIENCE - Absolute grounds for invalidity - Descriptiveness - Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) - No distinctive character - Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation 2017/1001))

(C/2024/2305)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Beauty Biosciences LLC (Dallas, Texas, United States) (represented by: D. Mărginean, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: M. Eberl, acting as Agent)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Société de Recherche Cosmétique SARL (Luxembourg, Luxembourg) (represented by: P. Wilhelm, lawyer)

Re:

By its action under Article 263 TFEU, the applicant seeks the annulment and the alteration of the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of 20 December 2022 (Case R 1039/2022-4).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Beauty Biosciences LLC to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the Société de Recherche Cosmétique SARL during the proceedings before the Court;

3.

Orders the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to bear its own costs.


(1)   OJ C 127, 11.4.2023.


ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/C/2024/2305/oj

ISSN 1977-091X (electronic edition)


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