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Document 62010TJ0314

Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 28 June 2012.
Constellation Brands, Inc. v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM).
Community trade mark - Word mark COOK’S - Failure to apply for renewal of the mark - Cancellation of the mark upon expiry of the registration - Application for restitutio in integrum - Article 81 of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009.
Case T-314/10.

European Court Reports 2012 -00000

ECLI identifier: ECLI:EU:T:2012:329





Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 28 June 2012 —
Constellation Brands v OHIM (COOK’S)

(Case T-314/10)

Community trade mark — Word mark COOK’S — Failure to apply for renewal of the mark — Cancellation of the mark upon expiry of the registration — Application for restitutio in integrum — Article 81 of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009

1.                     Community trade mark — Procedural provisions — Restitutio in integrum — Conditions — Vigilance required by circumstances — Delegation of tasks concerning the renewal of a trade mark (Council Regulation No 207/2009, Art. 81(1)) (see paras 17-18)

2.                     Community trade mark — Procedural provisions — Restitutio in integrum — Conditions — Vigilance required by circumstances — Exceptional, and thus unpredictable, events — Human error in recording information — Not included (Council Regulation No 207/2009, Art. 81(1)) (see paras 19, 28, 29)

Re:

ACTION brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of OHIM of 29 April 2010 (Case R 1048/2009-1) in so far as it dismissed the application for restitutio in integrum.

Operative part

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Constellation Brands, Inc., to pay the costs.

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