5.12.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 454/31


Action brought on 7 October 2016 — Luxottica Group v EUIPO — Chen (BeyBeni)

(Case T-721/16)

(2016/C 454/53)

Language in which the application was lodged: Spanish

Parties

Applicant: Luxottica Group S.p.A. (Milan, Italy) (represented by: E.M. Ochoa Santamaría and I. Aparicio Martínez, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal: Xian Chen (Wenzhou, China)

Details of the proceedings before EUIPO

Proprietor of the trade mark at issue: Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal

Trade mark at issue: European Union figurative mark containing the word element ‘BeyBeni’ — Application for registration No 12 511 317

Procedure before EUIPO: Opposition proceedings

Contested decision: Decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 8 June 2016 in Case R 675/2015-5

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

uphold the application by annulling the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 8 June 2016 in Case R 675/2015-5 and by refusing registration of the EU trade mark No 12 511 317 ‘BeyBeni’ pursuant to the provisions of Article 8(5) of Regulation No 207/2009;

order the defendant to pay the costs.

Pleas in law

Infringement of Article 8(5) of Regulation No 207/2009 in respect of the analysis of the conditions for its application.

Infringement of Articles 63(2) and 75 of Regulation No 207/2009 in respect of a possible infringement of the right of the defence and the right to be heard at the appeal stage.