Argo Development and Manufacturing Ltd v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

European Union – Trade marks. The General Court of the European Union dismissed the action brought by Argo Development and Manufacturing Ltd (Argo) for annulment of the decision of the Third Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) in relation to invalidity proceedings between Argo and Clapbanner Ltd concerning the application by Argo for a declaration of invalidity in respect of a Community design held by Clapbanner Ltd intended to be applied to advertising articles, namely foldable cardboard signboards.

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