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CJEU Case C-240/18 P / Opinion

Constantin Film Produktion GmbH v European Union Intellectual Property Office

Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Advocate General
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:#

Appeal — EU trade mark — Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Article 7(1)(f) — Absolute ground for refusal — Mark contrary to accepted principles of morality — Word sign ‘Fack Ju Göhte’ — Rejection of the application for registration.

Outcome of the case:

I suggest that the Court of Justice:

  • Set aside the judgment of the General Court of the European Union of 24 January 2018, Constantin Film Produktion v EUIPO(Fack Ju Göhte), (T‑69/17, not published, EU:T:2018:27);
  • Annul the decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of 1 December 2016 (Case R 2205/2015-5, Fack Ju Göhte);
  • Order the EUIPO to bear its own costs and to pay the costs incurred by Constantin Film Produktion GmbH both in the proceedings at first instance and on appeal in the present case.