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Document 62015TA0617

Case T-617/15: Judgment of the General Court of 29 November 2016 — Chic Investments v EUIPO (eSMOKING WORLD) (EU trade mark — Application for EU figurative mark eSMOKING WORLD — Absolute grounds for refusal — Descriptive character — Lack of distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Obligation to state reasons)

OJ C 22, 23.1.2017, p. 29–29 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

23.1.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 22/29


Judgment of the General Court of 29 November 2016 — Chic Investments v EUIPO (eSMOKING WORLD)

(Case T-617/15) (1)

((EU trade mark - Application for EU figurative mark eSMOKING WORLD - Absolute grounds for refusal - Descriptive character - Lack of distinctive character - Article 7(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 - Obligation to state reasons))

(2017/C 022/38)

Language of the case: Polish

Parties

Applicant: Chic Investments sp. z o.o. (Poznań, Poland) (represented by: K. Jarosiński, lawyer)

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

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 25 June 2015 (R 3227/2014-5) concerning an application for registration of the figurative sign eSMOKING WORLD as an EU trade mark.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Chic Investments sp. z o.o. to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 16, 18.1.2016.


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