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CJEU Case C-340/17 P / Judgment

Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) Inc. v European Union Intellectual Property Office

Policy area:
Enterprise
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Ninth Chamber)
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
29/11/2018

Key facts of the case:

Appeal — EU trade mark — Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Invalidity proceedings — Declaration of invalidity on the basis of an earlier United Kingdom trade mark — Genuine use — Proof — Effects of the procedure for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on the proceedings before the General Court and the lawfulness of the decision at issue — None

Outcome of the case:

On those grounds, the Court (Ninth Chamber) hereby:

  1. Dismisses the appeal;
  2. Orders Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) Inc. to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO);
  3. Orders the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to bear its own costs.