Official Journal of the European Union

C 423/34

Judgment of the General Court of 5 October 2020 — Laboratorios Ern v EUIPO — SBS Bilimsel Bio Çözümler (apiheal)

(Case T-51/19) (1)

(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for EU figurative mark apiheal - Earlier national word mark APIRETAL - Relative grounds for refusal - No likelihood of confusion - No similarity between the goods - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) - No damage to reputation - Article 8(5) of Regulation No 207/2009 (now Article 8(5) of Regulation 2017/1001))

(2020/C 423/49)

Language of the case: Spanish


Applicant: Laboratorios Ern, SA (Barcelona, Spain) (represented by: S. Correa Rodríguez, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: S. Palmero Cabezas and H. O’Neill, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: SBS Bilimsel Bio Çözümler Sanayi Ve Ticaret AŞ (Istanbul, Turkey) (represented by: M. López Camba, lawyer)


Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 19 November 2018 (Case R 1725/2017-4), relating to opposition proceedings between Laboratorios Ern and SBS Bilimsel Bio Çözümler Sanayi Ve Ticaret.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the action;


Orders Laboratorios Ern, SA to pay the costs.

(1)  OJ C 103, 18.3.2019.