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Case T-80/17: Judgment of the General Court of 8 November 2017 — Steiniger v EUIPO — ista Deutschland (IST) (European Union trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for EU figurative mark IST — Prior EU figurative mark ISTA — Relative ground for refusal — Relevant public — Similarity of the goods and services — Similarity of the signs — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001))

OJ C 437, 18.12.2017, p. 31–32 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

18.12.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 437/31


Judgment of the General Court of 8 November 2017 — Steiniger v EUIPO — ista Deutschland (IST)

(Case T-80/17) (1)

((European Union trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for EU figurative mark IST - Prior EU figurative mark ISTA - Relative ground for refusal - Relevant public - Similarity of the goods and services - Similarity of the signs - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001)))

(2017/C 437/38)

Language of the case: German

Parties

Applicant: Ingo Steiniger (Nümbrecht, Germany) (represented by: K. Schulze Horn, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: V. Mensing and A. Schifko, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: ista Deutschland GmbH (Essen, Germany) (represented by: F. Lindenberg, lawyer)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 1 December 2016 (Case R 2242/2015-5) concerning opposition proceedings between ista Deutschland and Mr Steiniger.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Mr Ingo Steiniger to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 112, 10.4.2017.


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