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CJEU Case T-204/16 /Judgment

Sun Media Ltd v European Union Intellectual Property Office

Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
General Court (Third Chamber)
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

EU trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for EU word mark METABOX — Earlier EU and national word marks META4 and earlier EU and national figurative marks meta4 — Relative ground for refusal — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) — Similarity of the signs — Likelihood of confusion.

Outcome of the case:

THE GENERAL COURT (Third Chamber) hereby:

  1. Dismisses the action;
  2. Orders Sun Media Ltd to pay the costs.