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Document 62019TA0240

Case T-240/19: Judgment of the General Court of 7 November 2019 — A9.com v EUIPO (Representation of a bell) (EU trade mark — Application for an EU figurative mark representing a bell — Absolute ground for refusal — Obligation to state reasons — Article 94 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 — Lack of distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation 2017/1001)

OJ C 432, 23.12.2019, p. 54–54 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

23.12.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 432/54


Judgment of the General Court of 7 November 2019 — A9.com v EUIPO (Representation of a bell)

(Case T-240/19) (1)

(EU trade mark - Application for an EU figurative mark representing a bell - Absolute ground for refusal - Obligation to state reasons - Article 94 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 - Lack of distinctive character - Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation 2017/1001)

(2019/C 432/63)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: A9.com, Inc. (Palo Alto, California, United States) (represented by: A. Klett, C. Mikyska and R. Walther, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: L. Rampini and H. O’Neill, acting as Agents)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Second Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 4 February 2019 (Case R 1309/2018-2), concerning an application for registration of a figurative sign representing a bell as an EU trade mark.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders A9.com, Inc. to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 213, 24.6.2019.


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