Official Journal of the European Union

C 389/44

Judgment of the General Court of 23 September 2015 — Cristiano di Thiene v OHIM — Nautica Apparel (AERONAUTICA)

(Case T-193/14) (1)

((Community trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for Community word mark AERONAUTICA - Earlier Community word marks NAUTICA and NAUTICA BLUE - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009))

(2015/C 389/47)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: Cristiano di Thiene SpA (Thiene, Italy) (represented by: F. Fischetti and F. Celluprica, lawyers)

Defendant: Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (represented by: P. Bullock and N. Bambara, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of OHIM, intervener before the General Court: Nautica Apparel, Inc. (New York, New York, United States) (represented by: C. Hawkes, Solicitor, and B. Brandreth, Barrister)


Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of OHIM of 10 January 2014 (Case R 96/2013-4) concerning opposition proceedings between Nautica Apparel, Inc. and Cristiano di Thiene SpA.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the action;


Orders Cristiano di Thiene SpA to pay the costs.

(1)  OJ C 151, 19.5.2014.