Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 138 (May)
Court: General Court of the European Union (Eighth Chamber)
Judge:

Judges Gratsias (Rapporteur and President), Kancheva and Wetter

Judgment Dates: 13 May 2015

Catchwords

European Union - Trade marks - Registration - Opposition - Intervener company applying for registration of word sign 'Koragel' as Community trade mark - Applicant company opposing registration on basis of earlier Community word mark 'CHORAGON' - Respondent's Board of Appeal dismissing applicant's appeal against rejection of opposition by Opposition Division - Whether respondent erring - , art 8(1)(b).

The Case

European Union Trade marks. The General Court of the European Union dismissed the action brought by Ferring BV against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Martet (Trade Marks and Designs) concerning opposition proceedings between Ferring BV and Kora Corp. Ltd (Kora) regarding the application by Kora for registration of the word sign 'Koragel' as a Community word mark.

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