European Union – Trade marks. The General Court of the European Union dismissed Basic AG's action for annulment of the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) relating to its application to register a figurative sign depicting the word 'BASIC' as a Community trade mark. In dismissing Basic AG's action, the General Court ruled that there had been a likelihood of confusion between the mark applied for and an earlier national registration.