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Document 62013CJ0141

Reber v OHIM

Judgment of the Court (Seventh Chamber) of 17 July 2014.
Reber Holding GmbH & Co. KG v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHM).
Appeal — Community trade mark — Figurative mark Walzer Traum — Opposition by the proprietor of the national word mark Walzertraum — Concept of genuine use of the mark — Failure to take earlier decisions into account — Principle of equal treatment.
Case C‑141/13 P.

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Community trade mark — Observations of third parties and opposition — Examination of the opposition — Proof of use of the earlier mark — Genuine use — Definition — Criteria for assessment (Council Regulation No 40/94, Art. 43(2)) (see paras 29, 32)

2. Community trade mark — Lodging the application for a Community trade mark — Identification of the goods or services in relation to which the mark is used — Use of the general indications of the class headings of the Nice Classification — Obligation on the applicant to specify the goods or services to which the application relates (Council Regulation No 40/94, Art. 43(2) and (3)) (see paras 40, 41)

3. Community trade mark — Decisions of the Office — Principle of equal treatment — Principle of sound administration — OHIM’s previous decision-making practice — Principle of legality (see para. 45)

4. Appeals — Grounds — Mere repetition of the pleas and arguments put forward before the General Court — Error of law relied on not identified — Inadmissibility (Art. 256(1) TFEU; Statute of the Court of Justice, Art. 58, first para.; Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice, Art. 112(1), first para., (c)) (see para. 54)

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The Court:

1. Dismisses the appeal;

2. Orders Reber Holding GmbH & Co. KG to pay the costs.