Official Journal of the European Union

C 305/52

Judgment of the General Court of 20 June 2019 — Nonnemacher v EUIPO — Ingram (WKU WORLD KICKBOXING AND KARATE UNION)

(Case T-390/18) (1)

(EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - EU figurative mark WKU WORLD KICKBOXING AND KARATE UNION - Earlier EU word marks WKA - Ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) and Article 60(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 - No limitation in consequence of acquiescence - Article 61(1) of Regulation 2017/1001)

(2019/C 305/62)

Language of the case: German


Applicant: Klaus Nonnemacher (Karlsruhe, Germany) (represented by: C. Zierhut, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: D. Walicka, Agent)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Paul Ingram (Birmingham, United Kingdom) (represented by: A. Haberl, lawyer)


Action brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 17 April 2018 (Case R 409/2017-1), relating to invalidity proceedings between Ingram and Nonnemacher.

Operative part of the judgment


The action is dismissed.


Klaus Nonnemacher is ordered to pay the costs.

(1)  OJ C 285, 13.8.2018.