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Case T-103/16: Judgment of the General Court of 14 September 2017 — Aldi Einkauf v EUIPO — Weetabix (Alpenschmaus) (EU trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for EU figurative mark Alpenschmaus — Earlier EU word mark ALPEN — Relative ground for refusal — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)

OJ C 369, 30.10.2017, p. 11–12 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

30.10.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 369/11


Judgment of the General Court of 14 September 2017 — Aldi Einkauf v EUIPO — Weetabix (Alpenschmaus)

(Case T-103/16) (1)

((EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for EU figurative mark Alpenschmaus - Earlier EU word mark ALPEN - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009))

(2017/C 369/15)

Language of the case: German

Parties

Applicant: Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. OHG (Essen, Germany) (represented by: N. Lützenrath, U. Rademacher, C. Fürsen and N. Bertram, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: initially E. Strittmatter and A. Folliard-Monguiral, and subsequently A. Schifko, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Weetabix Ltd (Kettering, United Kingdom) (represented by: M. Finger and T. Farkas, lawyers)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 12 January 2016 (Case R 2725/2014-4) relating to opposition proceedings between Weetabix and Aldi Einkauf.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. OHG to pay the costs relating to the present proceedings.


(1)  OJ C 156, 2.5.2016.


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