European Union – Trade marks. The General Court of the European Union dismissed the action brought by Yoshida Metal Industry Co. Ltd (Yoshida) against a decision of the First Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the European Union (Trade Marks and Designs) concerning invalidity proceedings between Pi-Design AG and two other companies and Yoshida, regarding the application by the latter company for registration of a figurative sign depicting a two-dimensional representation of the handles of knives, as a Community trade mark.