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Document 62012TJ0034

Herbacin cosmetic v OHMI - Laboratoire Garnier (HERBA SHINE)

Judgment of the General Court (Seventh Chamber) of 28 November 2013.
Herbacin cosmetic GmbH v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM).
Case T-34/12.

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Subject of the case
Operative part

Keywords

Community trade mark — Observations of third parties and opposition — Examination of the opposition — Proof of use of the earlier mark — Request presented expressly and on time by the applicant — Effect — Burden of proof on the opponent — No challenge to the material put forward in support of the opposition — Irrelevance (Council Regulation No 207/2009, Art. 42(2)) (see para. 26)

2. Actions for annulment — Pleas in law — Infringement of essential procedural requirements — To be considered of the Court’s own motion (Art. 263 TFEU) (see para. 41)

3. Community trade mark — Procedural provisions — Statement of reasons for decisions — Article 75, first sentence, of Regulation No 207/2009 — Scope identical to that of Article 296 TFEU — Recourse by the Board of Appeal to implicit reasoning — Lawfulness — Conditions (Art. 296 TFEU; Council Regulation No 207/2009, Art. 75, first sentence) (see paras 42, 51)

4. Community trade mark — Appeals procedure — Action before the EU judicature — Jurisdiction of the General Court — Review of the lawfulness of decisions of the Boards of Appeal — Account taken by the General Court of evidence not previously raised before the departments of OHIM — Exclusion (Council Regulation No 207/2009, Arts 15(1), second para., (b), and 65) (see para. 56)

Subject of the case

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ACTION brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of OHIM of 22 November 2011 (Case R 2255/2010-1), relating to an opposition procedure between Herbacin cosmetic GmbH and Laboratoire Garnier et Cie.

Operative part

Operative part

The Court:

1. Annuls the decision of the First Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM) of 22 November 2011 (Case R 2255/2010-1);

2. Orders the OHIM to pay the costs.

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Judgment of the General Court (Seventh Chamber) of 28 November 2013 — Herbacin cosmetic v OHIM — Laboratoire Garnier (HERBA SHINE)

(Case T-34/12)

‛Community trade mark — Opposition procedure — Application for Community word mark HERBA SHINE — Earlier national, Community and international word marks Herbacin — Relative ground for refusal — Genuine use of the earlier marks — Article 42(2) and (3) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Statement of reasons — Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009’

1. 

Community trade mark — Observations of third parties and opposition — Examination of the opposition — Proof of use of the earlier mark — Request presented expressly and on time by the applicant — Effect — Burden of proof on the opponent — No challenge to the material put forward in support of the opposition — Irrelevance (Council Regulation No 207/2009, Art. 42(2)) (see para. 26)

2. 

Actions for annulment — Pleas in law — Infringement of essential procedural requirements — To be considered of the Court’s own motion (Art. 263 TFEU) (see para. 41)

3. 

Community trade mark — Procedural provisions — Statement of reasons for decisions — Article 75, first sentence, of Regulation No 207/2009 — Scope identical to that of Article 296 TFEU — Recourse by the Board of Appeal to implicit reasoning — Lawfulness — Conditions (Art. 296 TFEU; Council Regulation No 207/2009, Art. 75, first sentence) (see paras 42, 51)

4. 

Community trade mark — Appeals procedure — Action before the EU judicature — Jurisdiction of the General Court — Review of the lawfulness of decisions of the Boards of Appeal — Account taken by the General Court of evidence not previously raised before the departments of OHIM — Exclusion (Council Regulation No 207/2009, Arts 15(1), second para., (b), and 65) (see para. 56)

Re:

ACTION brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of OHIM of 22 November 2011 (Case R 2255/2010-1), relating to an opposition procedure between Herbacin cosmetic GmbH and Laboratoire Garnier et Cie.

Operative part

The Court:

1. 

Annuls the decision of the First Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM) of 22 November 2011 (Case R 2255/2010-1);

2. 

Orders the OHIM to pay the costs.

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