Official Journal of the European Union

C 305/50

Judgment of the General Court of 27 June 2019 — Aldi v EUIPO — Crone (CRONE)

(Case T-385/18) (1)

(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for EU figurative mark CRONE - Earlier EU figurative marks crane and earlier word mark CRANE - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001)

(2019/C 305/60)

Language of the case: German


Applicant: Aldi GmbH & Co. KG (Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany) (represented by: N. Lützenrath, U. Rademacher, C. Fürsen and M. Minkner, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: A. Crawcour and D. Hanf, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Christoph Michael Crone (Krefeld, Germany) (represented by: M. van Maele and H.-Y. Cho, lawyers)


Action brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 14 March 2018 (Case R 1100/2017-1), relating to opposition proceedings between Aldi and Mr Crone.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the action;


Orders Aldi GmbH & Co. KG to pay the costs.

(1)  OJ C 285, 13.8.2018.