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Document 62010TJ0421

Judgment of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 5 October 2011.
Cooperativa Vitivinícola Arousana, S. Coop. Galega v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM).
Community trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for Community word mark ROSALIA DE CASTRO - Earlier national word mark ROSALIA - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Similarity of the goods - Assessment of the conceptual similarity of the signs - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009.
Case T-421/10.

European Court Reports 2011 II-00347*

ECLI identifier: ECLI:EU:T:2011:565





Judgment of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 5 October 2011 – Cooperativa Vitivinícola Arousana v OHIM – Sotelo Ares (ROSALIA DE CASTRO)

(Case T-421/10)

Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community word mark ROSALIA DE CASTRO – Earlier national word mark ROSALIA – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Similarity of the goods – Assessment of the conceptual similarity of the signs – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009

Community trade mark – Definition and acquisition of the Community trade mark – Relative grounds for refusal – Opposition by the proprietor of an earlier identical or similar mark registered for identical or similar goods or services – Likelihood of confusion with the earlier mark (Council Regulation No 207/2009, Art. 8(1)(b)) (see paras 27, 46-48)

Re:

ACTION brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of OHIM of 19 July 2010 (Case R 1804/2008‑4), relating to opposition proceedings between María Constantina Sotelo Ares and Cooperativa Vitivinícola Arousana, S. Coop. Galega.

Operative part

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Cooperativa Vitivinícola Arousana, S. Coop. Galega to pay the costs.

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