Anders als Legobausteine sind Lego-Figuren wie Playmobil-Figuren als 3D-Marke schutzfähig und unterscheidungskräftig

Anders als Legobausteine sind Lego-Figuren wie Playmobil-Figuren als 3D-Marke schutzfähig und unterscheidungskräftig.

JUDGMENT OF THE GENERAL COURT (Third Chamber)

16 June 2015 (*)

(Community trade mark — Invalidity proceedings — Three-dimensional Community trade mark — Shape of a toy figure — Absolute grounds for refusal — Sign consisting exclusively of the shape which results from the nature of the goods themselves — Sign consisting exclusively of the shape of goods which is necessary to obtain a technical result — Article 7(1)(e)(i) and (ii) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Bad faith — Article 52(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009)

In Case T‑395/14,

Best-Lock (Europe) Ltd, established in Colne (United Kingdom), represented by J. Becker, lawyer,

applicant,

v

Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM), represented by D. Hanf and A. Folliard-Monguiral, acting as Agents,

defendant,

the other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of OHIM, intervener before the General Court, being

Lego Juris A/S, established in Billund (Denmark), represented by V. von Bomhard, lawyer,

ACTION brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of OHIM of 26 March 2014 (Case R 1695/2013-4), concerning invalidity proceedings between Best-Lock (Europe) Ltd and Lego Juris A/S,

THE GENERAL COURT (Third Chamber),

composed of S. Papasavvas (Rapporteur), President, N.J. Forwood and E. Bieliūnas, Judges,

Registrar: E ...

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