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Document 62020TA0523

Case T-523/20: Judgment of the General Court of 13 October 2021 — Setarcos Consulting v EUIPO (Blockchain Island) (EU trade mark — Application for the EU word mark Blockchain Island — Absolute ground for refusal — No distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) and (2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001)

OJ C 490, 6.12.2021, p. 39–39 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

6.12.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 490/39


Judgment of the General Court of 13 October 2021 — Setarcos Consulting v EUIPO (Blockchain Island)

(Case T-523/20) (1)

(EU trade mark - Application for the EU word mark Blockchain Island - Absolute ground for refusal - No distinctive character - Article 7(1)(b) and (2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001)

(2021/C 490/44)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Setarcos Consulting ltd. (Sliema, Malta) (represented by: S. Stafylakis, lawyer)

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

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 9 June 2020 (Case R 2806/2019-5), regarding an application for registration of the word sign Blockchain Island as an EU trade mark.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Setarcos Consulting ltd. to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 339, 12.10.2020.


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