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CJEU Case C-564/16 / Judgment

European Union Intellectual Property Office v Puma SE

Policy area:
Internal market
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Second Chamber)
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

Appeal — EU trade mark — Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Article 8(5) — Article 76 — Opposition proceedings — Relative grounds for refusal — Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 — Rule 19 — Rule 50(1) — Earlier decisions of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recognising the reputation of the earlier trade mark — Principle of sound administration — Taking account of those decisions in subsequent opposition proceedings — Obligation to state reasons — Procedural obligations of the Boards of Appeal of EUIPO

Outcome of the case:

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

  1. Dismisses the appeal;
  2. Orders the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to pay the costs.