Tadeusz Ogrodnik v European Union Intellectual Property Office

European Union – Trade marks. Amongst other things, the General Court of the European Union held that, despite the applicant's European Union trade mark and the intervener's earlier registered national word mark being regarded as similar overall, the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of the respondent European Union Intellectual Property Office, which upheld the intervener's application for a declaration of invalidity against the applicant's trade mark, would be annulled for failing to state reasons in so far as it had omitted to rule on the applicant's argument relating to the co-existence of the marks at issue.

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