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Document 62020TA0434

Case T-434/20: Judgment of the General Court of 24 November 2021 –Włodarczyk v EUIPO — Ave Investment (dziandruk) (EU trade mark — Invalidity proceedings — EU figurative mark dziandruk — Absolute ground for invalidity — Absence of bad faith — Article 52(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 59(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001))

OJ C 24, 17.1.2022, p. 29–30 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

17.1.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 24/29


Judgment of the General Court of 24 November 2021 –Włodarczyk v EUIPO — Ave Investment (dziandruk)

(Case T-434/20) (1)

(EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - EU figurative mark dziandruk - Absolute ground for invalidity - Absence of bad faith - Article 52(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 59(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001))

(2022/C 24/37)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Piotr Włodarczyk (Pabianice, Poland) (represented by: M. Bohaczewski and A. Zalewska, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: D. Walicka and V. Ruzek, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Ave Investment sp. z o.o. (Pabianice) (represented by: K. Błach Morysińska, lawyer)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 8 May 2020 (Case R 2192/2019-4), relating to invalidity proceedings between Mr Włodarczyk and Ave Investment.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Mr Piotr Włodarczyk to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 287, 31.8.2020.


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