Monster Energy Company 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 Monster Energy Company (Monster) against the decision of the Second Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) relating to opposition proceedings between Monster and Mr Luis Yus Balaguer, concerning the application by the latter to register a figurative sign depicting the words 'icexpresso+ energy coffee' as a Community trade mark.

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