Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 192 (May)
Court: General Court of the European Union (Ninth Chamber)

Judges Berardis (Rapporteur and President), O Czucz and Popescu

Judgment Dates: 21 May 2015


European Union - Trade marks - Registration - Opposition - Intervener company applying for registration of figurative mark depicting word "GREEN'S" as Community trade mark - Applicant company successfully opposing registration on basis of earlier Spanish word mark 'AMBAR-GREEN' - Respondent's Fifth Board of Appeal upholding intervener's appeal - 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 La Zaragozana SA against the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market, relating to opposition proceedings between La Zaragozana and Charles Cooper Ltd, concerning the application by the latter company for registration of a figurative sign depicting the word "GREEN'S" as a Community trade mark.

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