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Document 62006TJ0269

Judgment of the Court of First Instance (Eighth Chamber) of 19 November 2008.
Rautaruukki Oyj v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM).
Community trade mark - Application for the Community word mark RAUTARUUKKI - Absolute grounds for refusal of registration - Descriptive character - Absence of distinctive character - Article 7(1)(b) and (c) and Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 40/94 - Evidence offered in support.
Case T-269/06.

European Court Reports 2008 II-00273*

ECLI identifier: ECLI:EU:T:2008:512





Judgment of the Court of First Instance (Eighth Chamber) of 19 November 2008 – Rautaruukki v OHIM (RAUTARUUKKI)

(Case T-269/06)

Community trade mark – Application for the Community word mark RAUTARUUKKI – Absolute grounds for refusal of registration – Descriptive character – Absence of distinctive character – Article 7(1)(b) and (c) and Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 40/94 – Evidence offered in support

1.                     Community trade mark – Appeals procedure – Appeals before the Community judicature – Jurisdiction of the Court of First Instance (Rules of Procedure of the Court of First Instance, Art. 135(4); Council Regulation No 40/94, Art. 63) (see paras 20-21)

2.                     Procedure – Application initiating proceedings – Formal requirements (Statute of the Court of Justice, Art. 21; Rules of Procedure of the Court of First Instance, Art. 44(1)(c)) (see paras 33-35)

3.                     Community trade mark – Definition and acquisition of the Community trade mark – Absolute grounds for refusal – Marks devoid of any distinctive character or which are descriptive or customary in character (Council Regulation No 40/94, Art. 7(3)) (see paras 50-51)

Re:

ACTION brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of OHIM of 20 July 2006 (Case R 48/2006-4) concerning registration of the word mark RAUTARUUKKI as a Community trade mark.

Information relating to the case

Applicant for the Community trade mark:

Rautaruukki Oyj

Community trade mark sought:

Word mark RAUTARUUKKI for goods in particular in Class 6 – Application No 3608081

Decision of the examiner:

Registration refused

Decision of the Board of Appeal:

Appeal dismissed


Operative part

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Rautaruukki Oyj to pay the costs.

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