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Case T-463/20: Judgment of the General Court of 1 September 2021 — Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe v EUIPO — Wong (GT RACING) (EU trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for EU word mark GT RACING — Earlier EU figurative trade mark representing bold curved, vertical and horizontal lines — Earlier EU word mark GT — Relative ground for refusal — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) — Article 8(5) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 8(5) of Regulation 2017/1001) — Earlier non-registered national marks — Article 8(4) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 8(4) of Regulation 2017/1001) — Rules governing common-law action for passing off — No misrepresentation — Use in the course of trade of more than mere local significance — Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and from Euratom)

OJ C 422, 18.10.2021, p. 14–14 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

18.10.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 422/14


Judgment of the General Court of 1 September 2021 — Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe v EUIPO — Wong (GT RACING)

(Case T-463/20) (1)

(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for EU word mark GT RACING - Earlier EU figurative trade mark representing bold curved, vertical and horizontal lines - Earlier EU word mark GT - Relative ground for refusal - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) - Article 8(5) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 8(5) of Regulation 2017/1001) - Earlier non-registered national marks - Article 8(4) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 8(4) of Regulation 2017/1001) - Rules governing common-law action for passing off - No misrepresentation - Use in the course of trade of more than mere local significance - Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and from Euratom)

(2021/C 422/19)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Ltd (London, United Kingdom) (represented by: S. Malynicz QC and M. Maier, lawyer)

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

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO: Wai Leong Wong (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 8 May 2020 (Case R 1612/2019-4), relating to opposition proceedings between Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and Mr Wong.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Ltd to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).


(1)  OJ C 313, 21.9.2020.


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