The Viaguara S.A. case

General Court of European Union ,Case T-332/10

Typology: Case Law
Tags: Trade Mark

Judgment of the General Court of 25 January 2012 - Viaguara v OHIM

 

(Case T-332/10) 

 

(Community trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for Community word mark 'VIAGUARA' - Earlier Community word mark VIAGRA - Unfair advantage taken of the distinctive character or the repute of the earlier trade mark - Article8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)

 

Language of the case: Polish

 

Parties

 

Applicant: Viaguara S.A. (Warsaw, Poland) (represented by: R. Skubisz, M. Mazurek and J. Dudzik, lawyers)

 

Defendant: Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (represented by: K. Zajfert, Agent)

 

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of OHIM, intervener before the General Court: Pfizer Inc. (New York, New York, United States) (represented by: initially M. Hawkins, Solicitor, V. von Bomhard and A. Renck, lawyers, then V. von Bomhard and M. Fowler, Solicitor)

 

Re:

 

Action brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of OHIM of 20 May 2010 (Case R 946/2009-1) relating to opposition proceedings between Pfizer Inc. and Viaguara S.A.

 

Operative part of the judgment

 

The Court:

 

1. Dismisses the action.

 

2. Orders Viaguara S.A. to pay the costs.
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