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Document 62019TA0856

Case T-856/19: Judgment of the General Court of 2 June 2021 — Franz Schröder v EUIPO — RDS Design (MONTANA) (EU trade mark — Invalidity proceedings — International registration designating the European Union — Word mark MONTANA — Absolute ground for refusal — Descriptiveness — Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 40/94 (now Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) — Right to be heard — Article 94(1) of Regulation 2017/1001 — Examination of the facts by EUIPO of its own motion — Admission of evidence submitted for the first time before the Board of Appeal — Article 95(1) and (2) of Regulation 2017/1001)

OJ C 278, 12.7.2021, p. 41–42 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

12.7.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 278/41


Judgment of the General Court of 2 June 2021 — Franz Schröder v EUIPO — RDS Design (MONTANA)

(Case T-856/19) (1)

(EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - International registration designating the European Union - Word mark MONTANA - Absolute ground for refusal - Descriptiveness - Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 40/94 (now Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) - Right to be heard - Article 94(1) of Regulation 2017/1001 - Examination of the facts by EUIPO of its own motion - Admission of evidence submitted for the first time before the Board of Appeal - Article 95(1) and (2) of Regulation 2017/1001)

(2021/C 278/57)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Franz Schröder GmbH & Co. KG (Delbrück, Germany) (represented by: L. Pechan and N. Fangmann, lawyers)

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

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: RDS Design ApS (Allerød, Denmark) (represented by: J. Viinberg, lawyer)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 14 October 2019 (Case R 2394/2018-4), relating to invalidity proceedings between Franz Schröder and RDS Design.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Franz Schröder GmbH & Co. KG to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO);

3.

Orders RDS Design ApS to bear its own costs;


(1)  OJ C 54, 17.2.2020.


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