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CJEU Case C-564/16 / Opinion

European Union Intellectual Property Office v Puma SE

Policy area:
Internal market
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Advocate General
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

Appeal — European Union trade mark — Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Article 8(5) — Opposition proceedings — Relative grounds for refusal — Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 — Rules 19 and 50(1) — Concept of ‘reputation’ — Probative value of earlier EUIPO decisions recognising the reputation of an earlier trade mark — Concept of ‘previous decision-making practice’ — Obligation to state reasons — Procedural obligations of the Boards of Appeal of EUIPO

Outcome of the case:

In the light of the foregoing considerations, I propose that the Court should:

  • dismiss the appeal; and
  • order EUIPO to pay the costs.