Official Journal of the European Union

C 337/23

Action brought on 27 August 2019 — Gothe and Kunz v EUIPO — Aldi Einkauf (FAIR ZONE)

(Case T-589/19)


Language in which the application was lodged: German


Applicants: Oliver Gothe (Cologne, Germany), Martin Kunz (London, United Kingdom) (represented by: K. Kruse, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal: Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. OHG (Essen, Germany)

Details of the proceedings before EUIPO

Applicant for the trade mark at issue: Applicant

Trade mark at issue: Application for EU word mark FAIR ZONE — EU trade mark No 16 977 852

Procedure before EUIPO: Opposition proceedings

Contested decision: Decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 3 July 2019 in Case R 2253/2018-4

Form of order sought

The applicants claim that the Court should:

annul the contested decision;

reject Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. OHG’s opposition;

order EUIPO to pay the costs.

Plea in law

Infringement of Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council.