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Case T-721/15: Judgment of the General Court of 27 April 2017 — BASF v EUIPO — Evonik Industries (DINCH) (EU trade mark — Invalidity proceedings — EU word mark DINCH — Absolute grounds for refusal — Descriptiveness — Lack of distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Article 52(1)(a) of Regulation No 207/2009)

OJ C 195, 19.6.2017, p. 21–22 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

19.6.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 195/21


Judgment of the General Court of 27 April 2017 — BASF v EUIPO — Evonik Industries (DINCH)

(Case T-721/15) (1)

((EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - EU word mark DINCH - Absolute grounds for refusal - Descriptiveness - Lack of distinctive character - Article 7(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 - Article 52(1)(a) of Regulation No 207/2009))

(2017/C 195/29)

Language of the case: German

Parties

Applicant: BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) (represented by: A. Schulz and C. Onken, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: R. Pethke and M. Fischer, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany) (represented by A. Schabenberger, lawyer)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 23 September 2015 (Case R 2080/2014-1), relating to invalidity proceedings between Evonik Industries and BASF.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

dismisses the action;

2.

orders BASF SE to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 68, 22.2.2016.


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