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Case T-344/09: Judgment of the General Court of 27 June 2012 — Hearst Communications, Inc., v OHIM — Vida Estética (COSMOBELLEZA) (Community trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for Community word mark COSMOBELLEZA — Earlier national and international word and figurative marks COSMO, COSMOPOLITAN, COSMOTEST, COSMOPOLITAN TELEVISION and THE COSMOPOLITAN SHOW — Non registered marks and trade names COSMO and COSMOPOLITAN — Relative grounds for refusal — No likelihood of confusion — No similarity between the marks — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)

OJ C 235, 4.8.2012, p. 13–13 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

4.8.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 235/13


Judgment of the General Court of 27 June 2012 — Hearst Communications, Inc., v OHIM — Vida Estética (COSMOBELLEZA)

(Case T-344/09) (1)

(Community trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for Community word mark COSMOBELLEZA - Earlier national and international word and figurative marks COSMO, COSMOPOLITAN, COSMOTEST, COSMOPOLITAN TELEVISION and THE COSMOPOLITAN SHOW - Non registered marks and trade names COSMO and COSMOPOLITAN - Relative grounds for refusal - No likelihood of confusion - No similarity between the marks - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)

2012/C 235/31

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Hearst Communications, Inc., (New York, United States) (represented by: A. Nordemann, C. Czychowski and A. Nordemann-Schiffel, lawyers)

Defendant: Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (represented: initially by C. Bartos, and subsequently by V. Melgar, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of OHIM, intervener before the General Court: Vida Estética, SL (Barcelona, Spain) (represented by: A.I. Alejos Cutuli, lawyer)

Re:

Action against the decision of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM of 4 June 2009 (Case R 770/2007-2) relating to opposition proceedings between Hearst Communications, Inc. and Vida Estética, SL

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Hearst Communications, Inc. to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 256, 24.10.2009.


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