Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Ltd v European Union Intellectual Property Office

European Union – Trade marks. The applicant company's (Sony) action for annulment of the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office relating to revocation proceedings between Sony and Marpefa, SL, regarding Sony's application for registration of a figurative sign 'Vieta' as an EU trade mark, was allowed. The General Court of the European Union held that Board had infringed art 65(6) of Council Regulation (EC) 207/2009 by disregarding a previous judgment of the General Court in the same proceedings which had acquired the force of res judicata.

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