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1 ECJ Judges Conference 20051

2 2 Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Alexander v. Mühlendahl Vice-President Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, Alicante, Spain

3 ECJ Judges Conference Global figures (end 2004) Applications Registrations Oppositions Oppositions settled Cancellations Appeals Appeals settled Actions before CFI 390 CFI cases settled 160 Further appeals to ECJ 32 ECJ decisions 15

4 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance The route to the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance Direct appeals - Article 63 CTMR References for preliminary rulings pursuant to Article 234 EC

5 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Substantive trade mark law Protected subject matter Conditions of protection Rights conferred Exceptions to the exclusive rights

6 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Proteced subject matter - Conditions of protection - absolute grounds of refusal Sign not capable of being CTMs Lack of distinctiveness Descriptive character Generic character

7 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Conditions of protection Against public policy or morality Deceptiveness Against Article 6ter PC False geographical indication (wines and spirits, protected DOs and GIs)

8 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Procedural issues Procedure before the Office Procedure before the Boards Procedure before the CFI Procedure before the ECJ

9 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Registrability issues - absolute grounds Types of marks (Art. 4 CTMR, Art. 2 TMD)

10 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Registrability issues - types of marks Smell marks

11 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Sieckmann/DPMA (smell Cinnamat) Case C-273/00 Hearing Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 6 November 2001 Rapporteur Macken Decision 12 December 2002

12 ECJ Judges Conference C-273/00 Sieckmann/DPMA C 6 H 5 -CH=CHCOOCH 3

13 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Registrability issues - types of marks Sound marks

14 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Shield Mark BV/Kist (Für Elise, KUKELEKUU) Case C-283/01 Hearing 17 February 2003 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 3 April 2003 Rapporteur Macken Decision 27 November 2003

15 ECJ Judges Conference C-283/01 Shield Mark/Kist

16 ECJ Judges Conference C-283/01 Shield Mark/Kist

17 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Registrability issues - absolute grounds colour marks

18 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Libertel Group/BBM (colour ORANGE) Case C-104/01 Hearing 30 April 2002 Advocate General Léger 12 November 2002 Rapporteur Cunha Rodriguez Decision 6 May 2003

19 ECJ Judges Conference C-104/01 Libertel/BBM

20 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Heidelberger Bauchemie GmbH/DPMA (colour BLUE/YELLOW) Case C-49/02 Advocate General Leger 15 January 2004 Rapporteur Cunha Rodriguez Hearing 3 November 2003 Decision 24 June 2004

21 ECJ Judges Conference C-49/02 Heidelberger Bauchemie/DPMA

22 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice KWS Saat AG/OHIM (colour ORANGE) Case C-447/02 P - T-173/00 Advocate General Léger 19 May 2004 Rapporteur Cunha Rodrigues Hearing 5 March 2004 On appeal from CFI Decision 21 October 2004, confirmed

23 ECJ Judges Conference C-447/02 P - T-173/00 KWS Saat AG/OHIM

24 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Absolute grounds - distinctiveness 3D marks

25 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases 3D marks - the shape of the product as a mark for the product

26 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Philips/Remington (TRIPLE-HEADED SHAVER) Case C-299/99 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 23 January 2001 Rapporteur Macken Decision 18 June 2002

27 ECJ Judges Conference C-299/99 Philips/Remington Plaintiffs mark

28 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Linde AG - Case C-53/01 Winward - Case C-54/01 Rado - Case C-55/01 Hearing 17 September 2002 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 24 October 2002 Rapporteur Macken Decision 8 April 2003

29 ECJ Judges Conference C-53/01 Linde

30 ECJ Judges Conference C-54/01 Winward

31 ECJ Judges Conference C-55/01 Rado

32 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Henkel KGaA / DPMA Liquid wool detergent bottle (Perwoll) Case C-218/01 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 14 January 2003 Rapporteur Macken Hearing Decision 12 February 2004

33 ECJ Judges Conference C-218/01 Henkel /DPMA

34 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Dyson/UK Patent Office Transparent bin Case C-321/03 Advocate General Rapporteur Hearing Decision

35 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Henkel KGaA/OHIM (TABS) Appeal from CFI judgments of 19 September 2001 (T-335/99 and T-336/99) Joined Cases C-456, 457/01 P Oral hearing 2 October 2003 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 6 November 2003 Decision 29 April 2004

36 ECJ Judges Conference C-456/01 P, T-335/99 Henkel KG aA

37 ECJ Judges Conference C-457/01 P, T-336/99 Henkel KG aA

38 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Procter & Gamble/OHIM (TABS) joined cases on appeal from CFI judgments of 19 September 2001 Cases C-468, 469, 470, 471, 472/01 P Hearing 2 October 2003 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 6 November 2003 Decision 29 April 2004

39 ECJ Judges Conference C-468/02 P - T-117/00 Procter & Gamble

40 ECJ Judges Conference C-468/02 P - T-118/00 Procter & Gamble

41 ECJ Judges Conference C-470/02 P - T-119/00 Procter & Gamble

42 ECJ Judges Conference C-471/02 P - T-120/00 Procter & Gamble

43 ECJ Judges Conference C-472/02 P - T-121/00 Procter & Gamble

44 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Procter & Gamble/OHIM (TABS) Joined Cases (on appeal from CFI judgments of 19 September 2001) C-473, C-474/01 P Hearing 2 October 2003 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 6 November 2003 Decision 29 April 2004 (confirmed)

45 ECJ Judges Conference C-473/02 P - T-122/00 Procter & Gamble

46 ECJ Judges Conference C-474/02 P - T-129/00 Procter & Gamble

47 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Mag Instrument Inc./OHIM (TORCHES) on appeal from CFI judgment of 7 February 2002 Case C-136/02 P – T-88/00 Hearing 5 February 2004 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 16 March 2004 Rapporteur F. Macken Decision 7 October 2004 (appeal dismissed)

48 ECJ Judges Conference C-136/02 P - T-88/00

49 ECJ Judges Conference C-136/02 P - T-88/00

50 ECJ Judges Conference C-136/02 P - T-88/00

51 ECJ Judges Conference C-136/02 P - T-88/00

52 ECJ Judges Conference C-136/02 P - T-88/00

53 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Glaverbel/OHIM (Patterned glass) C-445/02 P (T-63/01) Appeal from CFI 9 October 2002 Hearing Advocate General Appeal dismissed by order 28 June 2004

54 ECJ Judges Conference C-445/02 P T-36/01 Glaverbel/OHIM CTM

55 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Procter & Gamble/OHIM (Soap shape) C-107/03 P - T-63/01 Appeal from CFI 12 December 2002 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer (no opinion) Decision 23 September 2004 Appeal dismissed

56 ECJ Judges Conference C-107/03 P - T-63/01 Procter & Gamble/OHIM

57 ECJ Judges Conference European Court of Justice Eurocermex SA/OHIM (CORONA bottle) C-286/04 P - T-399/02 Case filed 29 June 2004 No Hearing Decision 30 June 2005 ECJ confirmed

58 ECJ Judges Conference T-399/02 Eurocermex SA

59 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Before the European Court of Justice 3D marks in the ECJ Pending cases

60 ECJ Judges Conference European Court of Justice Deutsche SiSi Werke GmbH v. OHIM (Standbeutel) Case C-173/04 P - T-146/02 - T-153/02 - R 719, 720, 721, 722, 723, , 748/99-2 Case filed Hearing Decision Appeal to ECJ from decision of 24 January 2004

61 ECJ Judges Conference C-173/04 P - T /02 Deutsche SiSi-Werke CTM

62 ECJ Judges Conference European Court of Justice August Storck KG (Werthers Bonbons) C-24/05 P - T-396/02 Case filed Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

63 ECJ Judges Conference C-24/05 P - T-396/02 Werthers Bonbons CTM

64 ECJ Judges Conference European Court of Justice August Storck KG (Werthers Bonbonverpackung) C-25/05 P - T-402/02 Case filed Hearing Advocate General Raporteur Decision

65 ECJ Judges Conference C-25/05 P - T-402/02 Werthers CTM

66 ECJ Judges Conference T-398/04 Henkel KGaA CTM

67 ECJ Judges Conference T-2/05 Reckitt Benckiser CTM

68 ECJ Judges Conference T-03/05 Reckitt Benckiser CTM

69 ECJ Judges Conference T-49/05 Reckitt Benckiser CTM

70 ECJ Judges Conference T-118/05 Reckitt Benckiser CTM

71 ECJ Judges Conference T-119/05 Reckitt Benckiser CTM

72 ECJ Judges Conference T-262/05 Procter & Gamble CTM

73 ECJ Judges Conference T-263/05 Procter & Gamble CTM

74 ECJ Judges Conference T-264/05 Procter & Gamble CTM

75 ECJ Judges Conference T-346/05 Procter & Gamble CTM

76 ECJ Judges Conference T-347/05 Procter & Gamble CTM

77 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Registrability issues - absolute grounds Refusals based on lack of distinctive character, descriptiveness, genericness (Article 7 CTMR, Article 3 TMD) word marks

78 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Windsurfing Chiemsee/Huber & Attenberger (CHIEMSEE) Joined Cases C-108/97 and 109/97 Advocate General Cosmas 5 May 1998 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 4 May 1999

79 ECJ Judges Conference C-108, 109/97 Windsurfing Chiemsee / Huber & Attenberger

80 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Merz & Krell/DPMA (BRAVO) Case C-517/99 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 18 January 2001 Rapporteur Macken Decision 4 October 2001

81 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Campina Melkunie/BBM (BIOMILD) Case C-265/00 Hearing 15 November 2001 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 31 January 2002 Rapporteur Macken Decision 12 February 2004

82 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice KPN & PTT/BBM (POSTKANTOOR) Case C-363/99 Hearing 15 November 2001 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 31 January 2002 Rapporteur Macken Decision 12 February 2004

83 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Nichols plc/U.K. Patent Office (Nichols) Case C-404/02 Hearing 27 November 2003 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 15 January 2004 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 16 September 2004

84 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Societe des produits Nestle SA/Mars UK Ltd (Have a Break …) Case C-353/03 Hearing 20 January 2005 Advocate General Kokott 27 January 2005 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 7 July 2005

85 ECJ Judges Conference C-353/03 Nestle/Mars 32 In the final analysis, the reply to the question raised must be that the distinctive character of a mark referred to in Article 3(3) of the directive may be acquired in consequence of the use of that mark as part of or in conjunction with a registered trade mark.

86 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Word marks in the ECJ References under Article 234 EC – pending cases

87 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Matratzen Concord/Hukla (MATRATZEN) Case C-421/04 Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

88 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Bovemij Verzekeringen NV/BMM (EUROPOLIS) Case C-108/05 Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

89 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice The Kitchen Co./BMM (The Kitchen Company) Case C-239/05 Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

90 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Word marks in the ECJ Appeals under Article 63 CTMR - decided cases

91 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Procter & Gamble Co./OHIM (BABY-DRY) Case C-383/99 P Hearing 30 January 2001 Advocate General Jacobs 5 April 2001 Decision 20 September 2001

92 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice DKV Deutsche Krankenversicherung AG/OHIM (COMPANYLINE) Case C-104/00 P Hearing 21 March 2002 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 14 May 2002 Rapporteur Jann Decision 19 September 2002

93 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice OHIM / Wm. Wrigley Jr. (DOUBLEMINT) Case C-191/01 P Intervention by the United Kingdom and Germany in support of OHIM Hearing 21 January 2003 Advocate General Jacobs 10 April 2003 Rapporteur Puissochet Decision 23 October 2003 Application thereafter withdrawn

94 ECJ Judges Conference OHIM / Wm. Wrigley Jr.

95 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Streamserve Inc./OHIM (STREAMSERVE) Case C-150/02 P Hearing: no hearing Advocate General Jacobs Rapporteur Puissochet Decision/Order 5 February 2004

96 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Telefon & Buch VerlagsgmbH/OHIM (UNIVERSALTELEFONBUCH, UNIVER- SALKOMMUNIKATIONSVERZEICHNIS) Joined Cases C-326/01 P Hearing: no hearing Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer Rapporteur Puissochet Decision/Order 5 Februar 2004

97 ECJ Judges Conference C-326/01 - T-357/99 and 358/99 Telefon und Buch VerlagsgmbH/OHIM UNIVERSALTELEFONBUCH UNIVERSALKOMMUNIKATIONS VERZEICHNIS

98 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice OHIM/Zapf Creations AG (New Born Baby) Case C-498/01 P Hearing 8 January 2004 Advocate General Jacobs 19 February 2004 Application withdrawn

99 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice OHIM/Erpo Möbelwerk GmbH (DAS PRINZIP DER BEQUEMLICHKEIT) Case C-64/02 P Hearing 5 May 2004 Advocate General Poiares Maduro 17 June 2004 Rapporteur Timmermans Decision 21 October 2004

100 ECJ Judges Conference OHIM / Erpo Möbelwerk from Erpo website

101 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice SAT.1 SatellitenFernsehen GmbH/OHIM (SAT.2) Case C-329/02 P - T-323/00 Hearing 8 January 2004 Advocate General Jacobs 11 March 2004 Rapporteur Puissochet Decision 16 September 2004 Decision of CFI annulled

102 ECJ Judges Conference C-329/02 P - T-323/00 SatellitenFernsehen/OHIM SAT.2

103 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Alcon Inc./OHIM (Dr. Robert Winzer Pharma GmbH) (BSS) Case C-192/03 P, T-237/01 Hearing (no hearing) Advocate General Poiares Maduro Rapporteur Puissochet Order 5 October 2004 Appeal from CFI decision 5 March 2002

104 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Audi AG/OHIM (TDI) Case C-82/04 P - T-16/02 Appeal from CFI decision 3 December 2003 Application withdrawn prior to Hearing

105 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice OHIM/Deutsche Post Express GmbH (Europremium) Case C-121/05 P, T-334/03 Appeal from CFI decision 13 January 2005 Application withdrawn

106 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice BioID/OHIM (BioID) Case C-37/03 P - T-91/00 Hearing Advocate General Léger 2 June 2005 Rapporteur Decision 15 September 2005 Appeal from CFI decision 5 December 2002, decision annulled, appeal dismissed

107 ECJ Judges Conference C-37/03 P - T-91/01 BioID/OHIM BioID.

108 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Word marks in the ECJ Appeals under Article 63 CTMR - pending cases

109 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice OHIM/Celltech R&D Limited (CELLTECH) Case C-237/05 P, T-260/03 Appeal from CFI decision 14 April 2005 Case filed Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

110 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Wilfer/OHIM (ROCKBASS) Case C-301/05 P - T-315/03 Appeal from CFI decision Case filed Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

111 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Registrability issues - absolute grounds figurative marks

112 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Naipes Heraclio Fournier/OHIM – France Cartes SAS (Playing cards fig) Case C-311/05 P - T /02 Case filed Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

113 ECJ Judges Conference C-311/05 P - T-160/02 Naipes Heraclio/France Cartes

114 ECJ Judges Conference C-311/05 P - T-161/02 Naipes Heraclio/France Artes

115 ECJ Judges Conference C-311/05 P - T-162/02 Naipes Heraclio/France Cartes

116 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Absolute grounds deceptive marks

117 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Continental Shelf 128 Ltd (Elizabeth Emanuel) Case C-259/04 Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

118 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Absolute grounds violation of public order or morality

119 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the Court of First Instance Sportwetten GmbH Gera/OHIM – Intertops Sportwetten GmbH (INTERTOPS fig) Case T-140/02 Filed 2 May 2002 Hearing 16 February 2005 Decision 13 September 2005 Registrable (German betting laws not relevant)

120 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the Court of First Instance

121 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Absolute grounds Conflict with state symbols and signs of international organizations

122 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the Court of First Instance Concept-Anlagen und Geräte GmbH/OHIM (ECA) Case T-127/02 Hearing Decision 21 April 2004 Refused

123 ECJ Judges Conference T-127/02 Concept-Anlagen und Geräte CTM

124 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Absolute grounds Conflict with appellations of origin and geographical indications

125 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Consorcio per la tutela del formaggio Gorgonzola/Käserei Champignon Hofmeister GmbH & Co. KG (GORGONZOLA/CAMBOZOLA) Case C-87/97 Advocate General Jacobs 17 December 1998 Decision 4 March 1999

126 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Loss of trade mark rights - generic indication

127 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Procordia/Björnekulla (Bostongurka) Case C-371/02 Hearing 10 September 2003 Advocate General Léger 13 November 2003 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 29 April 2004

128 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Scope of protection (Article 4 and 5 TMD, Article 8 and 9 CTMR)

129 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Scope of protection Identity

130 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice LTJ Diffusion/Sadas Vertbaudet (ARTHUR/ARTHUR ET FELICIE) Case C-291/00 Hearing 10 October 2001 Advocate General Jacobs 17 January 2002 Rapporteur Macken Decision 20 March 2003

131 ECJ Judges Conference LTJ Diffusion C-291/00 ARTHUR ET FELICIE

132 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Scope of protection Likelihood of confusion comparison of signs and marks comparison of goods and services all other circumstances

133 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice SABEL BV/PUMA AG (Springende Raubkatze) Case C-251/95 Advocate General Jacobs 29 April 1997 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 11 November 1997

134 ECJ Judges Conference C-291/95 Sabel/Puma Earlier marks

135 ECJ Judges Conference C-291/95 Sabel/Puma Later mark

136 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Canon KK/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (CANON/CANNON) Case C-39/97 Hearing Advocate General Jacobs 2 April 1998 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 29 September 1998

137 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Lloyd Schuhfabrik Meyer/Klijsen Handel BV (Lloyd/Loints) Case C-342/97 Hearing Advocate General Jacobs 29 October 1998 Decision 22 June 1999

138 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Marca Mode CV/Adidas AG (ADIDAS THREE STRIPES) Case C-425/98 Hearing 24 November 1999 Advocate General Jacobs 27 January 2000 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 22 June 2000

139 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Scope of protection - likelihood of confusion References under Article 234 EC – pending cases

140 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Medion AG v. Thomson Multimedia Sales Germany & Austria GmbH (LIFE/THOMSON LIFE) Case C-120/04 Case filed Hearing Advocate General Jacobs 9 June 2005 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision

141 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Levi Strauss & Co. v. Casucci Spa (Arcuate stitching) Case C-145/05 Case filed Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

142 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Scope of protection - likelihood of confusion Appeals under Article 63 CTMR

143 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Matratzen Markt Concord/OHIM (Matratzen/Matratzen Markt Concord fig) Appeal against CFI decision of 23 October 2002 Case C-3/03 P - T-6/01 Hearing: no hearing Advocate General: no opinion Rapporteur Macken Order 28 April 2004

144 ECJ Judges Conference Matratzen Markt Concord/OHIM C-3/03 P MATRATZEN

145 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Vedial SA/OHIM - (SAINT HUBERT 41/ HUBERT fig Appeal against CFI decision of 12 December 2002 Case C-106/03 P (T-110/01) Hearing : no hearing Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 15 July 2004 Rapporteur Macken Decision 12 October 2004 (appeal dismissed)

146 ECJ Judges Conference Vedial/OHIM C-104/03 P SAINT HUBERT 41

147 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Scope of protection - likelihood of confusion Appeals under Article 63 CTMR pending cases

148 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Mülhens GmbH/OHIM – Zirh International (SIR fig/ZIRH) Appeal against CFI decision of 3 March 2004 Case C-206/04 P - T-355/02 Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

149 ECJ Judges Conference Mülhens/OHIM C-206/04 P ZIRH

150 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Picasso et al./OHIM – DaimlerChrysler AG (PICASSO/PICARO) Appeal against CFI decision of 20 June 2004 Case C-361/04 P - T-185/02 Hearing 14 July 2005 Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 8 September 2005 Rapporteur Schiemann Decision

151 ECJ Judges Conference Picasso/OHIM C-361/04 P – T-185/02 PICAROPICASSO

152 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Sunrider Corp./OHIM – Espadafor Caba (VITAFRUT/VITAFRUIT) Case C-416/04 P Appeal against CFI decision of 8 July 2004 in Case T-302/02 P (use, LOC) Case filed Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

153 ECJ Judges Conference Sunrider/OHIM C-416/04 P VITAFRUITVITAFRUT

154 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Vitakraft-Werke Wührmann & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG/OHIM – Krafft S.A. (Krafft fig/VITAKRAFT) Case C-512/04 P Appeal against CFI decision of 6 October 2004 in Case T-356/02 Case filed Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

155 ECJ Judges Conference Vitakraft-Werke/OHIM C-512/04 P VITAKRAFT

156 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice LOreal SA/OHIM – Revlon (Suisse) SA (FLEX/FLEXI AIR) Appeal against CFI decision of 16 March 2005 Case C-235/05 P (T-112/03) Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

157 ECJ Judges Conference LOreal/OHIM C-235/05 P FLEXFLEXI AIR

158 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice TeleTech International/OHIM – Teletech Global Ventures (TELECH GLOBAL VENTURES/TELETECH INTERNATIONAL) Case 312/05 P Appeal against CFI decision of 25 May 2005 in Case T-112/03) Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

159 ECJ Judges Conference TeleTech/OHIM C-312/05 P TELETECH GLOBAL VENTURES TELETECH INTERNATIONAL

160 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Creative Technology Ltd Ltd/OHIM – Vila Ortiz (W WORK PRO fig/PC WORKS) Case 314/05 P Appeal against CFI decision of 25 May 2005 in Case T-352/02 Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

161 ECJ Judges Conference Creative Technology/OHIM C-314/05 P PC WORKS

162 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Plus Warenhandelsgesellschaft mbH/OHIM – Bälz & Hiller (POWER/Turkish Power fig) Appeal against CFI decision of 22 June 2005 Case C-324/05 P (T-34/04) Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

163 ECJ Judges Conference Plus/OHIM C-324/05 P POWER

164 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice OHIM/Liminana y Botella (LIMONCHELO/Limoncelo fig) Appeal against CFI decision of Case C-334/05 Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

165 ECJ Judges Conference OHIM/Liminana y Botella C-000/05 P - T-7/04 LIMONCHELO

166 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Scope of protection Marks with a reputation: same or similar goods

167 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice DAVIDOFF/GOFKID (DAVIDOFF/DURFFEE) Case C-292/00 Hearing Advocate General Jacobs 21 March 2002 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 9 January 2003

168 ECJ Judges Conference C-292/00 Davidoff/Gofkid

169 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Adidas AG/Fitnessworld Trading (Adidas three stripes/two stripes) Case C-408/01 Advocate General Jacobs 10 July 2003 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 23 October 2003

170 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Scope of protection Marks with a reputation, dissimilar goods

171 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice General Motors Corp./Yplon S.A. (CHEVY/CHEVY) Case C-375/97 Hearing Advocate General Jacobs 26 November 1998 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 14 September 1999

172 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Scope of protection trade mark use

173 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice ARSENAL Football Club Plc/Reed (ARSENAL) Case C-206/01 Hearing Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer 13 June 2002 Rapporteur Timmermans Decision 12 November 2002

174 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Class International BV v. Unilever NV (AQUAFRESH) Case C-405/03 Case filed Hearing Advocate General Jacobs 26 May 2005 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision

175 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Adam Opel AG v. Autec AG (OPEL BLITZ) Case C-48/05 Case filed Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

176 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Diesel Spa v. Montex Holdings Ltd (DIESEL) Case C-281/05 Case filed Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

177 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Limits of protection Article 12 CTMR, Article 6 TMD

178 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Bayerische Motorenwerke AG/Deenik Case C-63/97 Case filed Hearing Advocate General Jacobs 2 April 1998 Decision 23 Februar 1999

179 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Hölterhoff/Freiesleben (SPIRIT SUN, CONTEXT CUT) Case C-2/00 Hearing 21 June 2001 Advocate General Jacobs 20 September 2001 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 14 May 2002

180 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH/Putsch GmbH (GERRI/KERRY Spring) Case C-100/02 Hearing 20 May 2003 Advocate General Stix-Hackl 10 July 2003 Rapporteur Edward Decision 7 January 2004

181 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Anheuser-Busch Inc. v. Budejovicky Budvar n.p. (BUDWEISER) Case C-245/02 Hearing 27 April 2004 Advocate General Tizzano 29 June 2004 Rapporteur Timmermans (Grand Chamber) Decision 16 November 2004

182 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Gillette Co./LA-Laboratories Ltd Oy Case C-228/03 Hearing 21 October 2004 Advocate General Tizzano 9 December 2004 Rapporteur Caoimh Decision 17 March 2005

183 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Limits of protection Exhaustion - Article 13 CTMR, Article 7 TMD

184 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Loendersloot/George Ballantine & Son (Ballantine) Case C-349/95 Advocate General Jacobs 27 February 1997 Rapporteur Decision 11 November 1997

185 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Silhouette International/Hartlauer (Silhouette) Case C-355/96 Advocate General Jacobs 29 January 1998 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 16 July 1998

186 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Sebago Inc./GB-Unic S.A. (Sebago) Case C-173/98 Advocate General Jacobs 25 March 1999 Rapporteur Decision 1 July 1999

187 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Zino Davidoff SA/A & G Imports Ltd, Levi Strauss & Co./Tesco Stores Ltd, Costco UK Ltd. (COOL WATER) (LEVIS) Cases C-414/99, 415/99, 416/99 Hearing 16 January 2001 Advocate General Stix-Hackl 5 April 2001 Rapporteur Decision 20 November 2001

188 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Peak Holding AB/Axolin-Elinor AB (PEAK PERFORMANCE) Case C-16/03 Reference from Court of Appeal for Skane and Blekinge Hearing 24 March 2004 Advocate General Stix-Hackl 27 May 2004 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 30 November 2004

189 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Limits of protection: exhaustion exceptions: repackaging

190 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice PHARAMACIA & UPJOHN/PARANOVA Case C-379/97 Advocate General Jacobs 19 November 1998 Rapporteur Decision 12 October 1999

191 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice BOEHRINGER/Dowelhurst Case C-143/00, Hearing 3 April 2001 Advocate General Jacobs 12 July 2001 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 23 April 2002

192 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice MERCK/PARANOVA Case C-443/99 Hearing 3 April 2001 Advocate General Jacobs 12 July 2001 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 23 April 2002

193 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Limits of protection: exhaustion burden of proof

194 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before European Court of Justice Van Doren/Lifestyle Sports (STUSSY, STÜSSY) Case 244/00 Hearing 8 January 2002 Advocate General Stix-Hackls 18 June 2002 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 8 April 2003

195 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Limits of protection Requirement of use

196 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before European Court of Justice Ansul BV/Ajax Brandbeveiliging BV (Minimax) Case C-40/01 Hearing 4 June 2002 Advocate General Ruiz Jarabo Colomer 2 July 2002 Rapporteur Puissochet Decision 11 March 2003

197 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before European Court of Justice La Mer Technology Inc./Laboratoires Goemar SA (La Mer) Case C-259/02 Hearing no hearing Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer no opinion Rapporteur Puissochet Decision (0rder) 27 January 2004

198 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Procedural issues Registration procedure Procedure before ECJ and CFI

199 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Registration of marks for retail services

200 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Praktiker/DPMA Case C-418/02 Hearing 1 July 2004 Advocate General Léger 13 January 2005 Rapporteur Gulmann Decision 7 July 2005

201 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice Procedural issues - languages

202 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the European Court of Justice KIK/OHIM Case C-361/01 P (T-120/99) Hearing 21 January 2003 Advocate General Jacobs 20 March 2003 Rapporteur Rosas Decision 9 September 2003

203 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Procedural issues Procedure before ECJ and CFI

204 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the Court of Justice Zuazaga Meabe/OHIM – Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) (BILBAO BLUE/BLUE) Case C-325/03 P - T-15/03 No Hearing No Advocate General Decision (Order) 18 January 2005 Time limit for appeal to CFI Appeal to ECJ manifestly unfounded

205 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the Court of First Instance and the Court of Justice Energy Technologies ET S.A./OHIM – Aparellaje electrico, SL (UNEX) Case C-197/05 P - T-445/04 No hearing Decision (order) 28 February 2005 Application manifestly inadmissible because applicant was not represented by a lawyer (Swedish jurist) Appeal pending

206 ECJ Judges Conference Trade Mark Cases Before the Court of Justice OHIM/Kaul GmbH –Bayer AG (CAPOL/ARCOL) Case C-29/05 P Case filed Hearing Advocate General Rapporteur Decision

207 ECJ Judges Conference


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