Official Journal of the European Union

C 163/27

Judgment of the General Court of 24 February 2021 — Sonova v EUIPO — Digitmarket (B-Direct)

(Case T-61/20) (1)

(EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - International registration designating the European Union - Word mark B-Direct - Earlier EU figurative mark bizdirect - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001))

(2021/C 163/34)

Language of the case: German


Applicant: Sonova AG (Stäfa, Switzerland) (represented by: A. Sabellek, lawyer)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: R. Manea and A. Söder, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO: Digitmarket — Sistemas de lnformação SA (Maia, Portugal)


Action brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 28 November 2019 (Case R 88/2019-1), relating to opposition proceedings between Digitmarket — Sistemas de Informação and Sonova.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the action;


Orders Sonova AG to pay the costs.

(1)  OJ C 87, 16.3.2020.