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Case T-362/17: Judgment of the General Court of 27 June 2018 — NCL v EUIPO (FEEL FREE) (EU trade mark — Application for EU word mark FEEL FREE — Absolute ground for refusal — Lack of distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) and 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(b) and 7(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001))

OJ C 276, 6.8.2018, p. 45–45 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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Case T-362/17: Judgment of the General Court of 27 June 2018 — NCL v EUIPO (FEEL FREE) (EU trade mark — Application for EU word mark FEEL FREE — Absolute ground for refusal — Lack of distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) and 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(b) and 7(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001))

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Judgment of the General Court of 27 June 2018 — NCL v EUIPO (FEEL FREE)

(Case T-362/17) ( 1 )

‛(EU trade mark — Application for EU word mark FEEL FREE — Absolute ground for refusal — Lack of distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) and 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 7(1)(b) and 7(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001))’

2018/C 276/74Language of the case: German

Parties

Applicant: NCL Corporation Ltd (Miami, Florida, United States) (represented by: J. Bühling and D. Graetsch, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: W. Schramek, A. Söder and D. Walicka, acting as Agents)

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Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 23 March 2017 (Case R 2094/2016-4), concerning an application for registration of the word sign FEEL FREE as an EU trade mark.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders NCL Corporation Ltd to pay the costs.


( 1 ) OJ C 249, 31.7.2017.

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