Official Journal of the European Union

C 9/19

Judgment of the General Court of 11 November 2020 — Deutsche Post v EUIPO Pošta Slovenije (Representation of a stylised horn)

(Case T-25/20) (1)

(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for registration of an EU figurative mark representing a stylised horn - Earlier EU figurative mark representing a post horn on a yellow background - Relative ground for refusal - No likelihood of confusion - Similarity of the signs - Lack of distinctive character of the earlier mark - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001))

(2021/C 9/28)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: Deutsche Post AG (Bonn, Germany) (represented by: M. Viefhues, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: J. Crespo Carrillo and V. Ruzek, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Pošta Slovenije d.o.o. (Maribor, Slovenia) (represented by: M. Kavčič and R. Jerovšek, lawyers)


Action brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 18 November 2019 (Case R 994/2019 1) relating to opposition proceedings between Deutsche Post and Pošta Slovenije.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the action;


Orders Deutsche Post AG to pay the costs.

(1)  OJ C 68, 2.3.2020.