2016 case comments

Every case study that appeared in the CITMA Review during 2016 is below, listed by the month that they appeared in. Search for the case study by company name or case number, a great reference tool for you to utilise.

CITMA Review October / November 2016

OctNov16pg26-27


EWHC 1537 (Ch), Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd  and Another v Sandoz Ltd, High Court

Sept16pg28-29


EWCA Civ 658, Cartier International AG and others v BSkyB, Court of Appeal

JulyAug16pg35


DE LOREAN (Revocation, Opposition), UK IPO

OctNov16pg31


CASABLANCA (Opposition), UK IPO

OctNov16pg32Nissan Jidosha KK v EUIPO (CVTC), CJEU

OctNov16pg33


C-226/15 P, Apple and Pear Australia Ltd and Star Fruits Diffusion v EUIPO and Carolus C BVBA (PINK LADY), CJEU

OctNov16pg34


T-614/14, Fútbol Club Barcelona v EUIPO and Kule LLC (KULE), CJEU

OctNov16pg35


T-134/15, salesforce.com, Inc v EUIPO (SOCIAL.COM), CJEU

OctNov16pg36


T-727/14, Universal Protein Supplements Corp v EUIPO and H Young Holdings plc (ANIMAL), CJEU

OctNov16pg37


T-518/13, Future Enterprises Pte Ltd v EUIPO and McDonald’s International Property Co Ltd (MACCOFFEE), CJEU

OctNov16pg38


T-429/15, Monster Energy Company v EUIPO and Mad Catz Interactive, Inc (MAD CATZ), CJEU

OctNov16pg39


T-742/14, Alpha Calcit Füllstoffgesellschaft mbH v EUIPO and Materis Paints Italia SpA (CALCILITE),CJEU

OctNov16pg40


T-745/14, TeamBank AG Nürnberg v EUIPO and Easy Asset Management AD (EASY CREDIT), CJEU

CITMA Review September 2016

Sept16pg28


O/223/16, Superfoods Nature’s Best Sellers!, Appeal to the Appointed Person, UK IPO

Sept16pg29


O/240/16, Johnny Rockets, Appeal to the Appointed Person, UK IPO

Sept16pg30-31


[2016] EWHC 1169, British American Tobacco (UK) Ltd & Ors v Secretary Of State For Health, High Court

Sept16pg32-33


[2016] EWCA Civ 455, Comic Enterprises Ltd v Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Court of Appeal

Sept16pg34


T-806/14, August Storck KG v EUIPO, CJEU

Sept16pg36a


T-590/14, Zuffa, LLC v EUIPO (ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP), CJEU

Sept16pg36


T-126/15, El Corte Inglés, SA v EUIPO and Grup Supeco Maxor, SL (Supeco), CJEU

Sept16pg37


T-34/15, Wolf Oil Corp v EUIPO and UAB SCT Lubricants (CHEMPIOIL), CJEU

Sept16pg38


T-292/12 RENV, Mega Brands International, Luxembourg, Zweigniederlassung Zug v EUIPO and Diset, SA (MAGNEXT), CJEU

Sept16pg39


T-385/15, Loops LLC v EUIPO, CJEU

Sept16pg40


T-312/15, Market Watch Franchise & Consulting, Inc v EUIPO and Glaxo Group Ltd (MITOCHRON), CJEU

CITMA Review July / August 2016

JulyAug16pg32-33


[2016] EWHC 599 (Ch), Gap (ITM) Inc v British American Group Limited (THE GAPTRAVEL GUIDE), High Court

JulyAug16pg34


O/169/16, ALTI, Appeal to the Appointed Person, UK IPO

JulyAug16pg35


C-252/15P, Naazneen Investments Ltd v OHIM and Energy Brands Inc (SMART WATER), CJEU

JulyAug16pg36-37


T-201/14, The Body Shop International plc v OHIM and Spa Monopole (SPA WISDOM), CJEU

JulyAug16pg38


T-78/15, Mudhook Marketing, Inc v OHIM (IPVANISH), CJEU

JulyAug16pg39


T-501/13, Karl-May-Verlag GmbH v EUIPO and Constantin Film Produktion GmbH (WINNETOU), CJEU

JulyAug16pg40


T-8/15, Auyantepui Corp SA v EUIPO and Magda Rose GmbH & Co KG (MR JONES), CJEU

JulyAug16pg41


O/567/15, My Choice!, Appeal to the Appointed Person, UK IPO

JulyAug16pg42


T-326/14, Novomatic AG v EUIPO and Granini France (Hot Joker), CJEU

JulyAug16pg43


T-77/15, Tronios Group International BV v EUIPO and Sky plc (SkyTec), CJEU

JulyAug16pg44


T-21/15, Franmax UAB v EUIPO and Ehrmann AG Oberschönegg im Allgäu, CJEU

JulyAug16pg45


T-89/15, Niagara Bottling LLC v EUIPO (NIAGARA), CJEU

JulyAug16pg46


T-54/15, Jääkiekon SM-liiga v EUIPO (LIIGA), CJEU

JulyAug16pg47


T-144/15, L’Oréal, SA v EUIPO and Theralab — Produtos Farmacêuticos e Nutracêuticos, Lda, CJEU

JulyAug16pg48


T-803/14, Compagnie Gervais Danone v EUIPO and Mahou, SA (B’LUE), CJEU

CITMA Review June 2016

June16pg26


O/094/16, EYE D, Appeal to the Appointed Person, UK IPO

June16pg27


O/129/16, TPOLO, Appeal to the Appointed Person, UK IPO

June16pg28-29


C-396/15, Shoe Branding Europe BVBA v adidas AG, CJEU

June16pg30-31


C-179/15, Daimler AG vs Együd Garage Gépjárműjavító és Értékesítő Kft, CJEU

June16pg32

T-30/15, Infinite Cycle Works Ltd v OHIM and Chance Good Ent Co Ltd (INFINITY), CJEU

June16pg33


T-816/14, Tayto Group Ltd v OHIM and MIP Metro Group Intellectual Property GmbH & Co KG (REAL HANDCOOKED), CJEU

June16pg34


T-543/14, ProVima Warenhandels GmbH v OHIM (HOT SOX), CJEU

June16pg35a


T-210/14, Mederer GmbH v OHIM and Cadbury Netherlands International Holdings BV (Gummi Bear-Rings), CJEU

June16pg36


T-61/15, 1&1 Internet AG v OHIM and Unoe Bank SA (1e1), CJEU

May17p30

T-40/09, Advance Magazine Publishers Inc v OHIM, CJEU

June16pg38


T-778/14, Ugly Inc v OHIM and Group Lottuss Corp SL (COYOTE UGLY), CJEU

June16pg39


T-53/15, credentis AG v OHIM and Aldi Karlslunde K/S (Curodont), CJEU

DecJan1617p35


T-160/15, LG Developpement v OHIM and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (MINICARGO), CJEU

CITMA Review May 2016

May16pg26


O/010/16, RA, Appeal to the Appointed Person, UK IPO

May16pg27


O/025/16, GAP 360, Appeal to the Appointed Person, UK IPO

May16pg28


O/044/16, SAINSBURY’S TOP DOG, Appeal to the Appointed Person, UK IPO

May16pg29


[2016] EWHC 49 (Pat), Merck KGaA v Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp & Ors (MERCK), High Court

May16pg30-31


[2016] EWHC 50 (Ch), Société des Produits Nestlé SA v Cadbury UK Ltd, High Court

May16pg32-33


[2016] EWHC 52 (Ch), The London Taxi Corporation Limited v Frazer-Nash Research Limited and Ecotive Limited, High Court

May16pg34-35


[2016] EWCA Civ 41, Comic Enterprises Ltd v Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Court of Appeal

May16p36


T-62/14, BR IP Holder LLC v OHIM and Greyleg Investments Ltd (HOKEY POKEY), CJEU

May16pg37


T-247/14, Meica Ammerländische Fleischwarenfabrik Fritz Meinen GmbH & Co KG v OHIM (STICK MiniMINI Beretta), CJEU

May16pg38-39


T-194/14, Bristol Global Co Ltd v OHIM (AEROSTONE), CJEU

May16pg40


T-135/14, Kicktipp GmbH v OHIM and Società Italiana Calzature Srl (kicktipp), CJEU

CITMA Review March / April 2017

MarApr16pg28-29


[2015] EWHC 3567 (IPEC), Caspian Pizza Ltd & Ors v Shah & Anor, IPEC

MarApr16pg30


[2015] EWHC 3450 (Ch), Envirotecnic v Gutterclear UK Limited, High Court

MarApr16pg31


O/528/15, STRADA, UK IPO

MarApr16pg32


O/567/15, My Choice!, Appeal to the Appointed Person, UK IPO

MarApr16pg33



T-450/13 and T-449/13, CEDC International v OHIM (WISENT/WISENT VODKA), CJEU

MarApr16pg34-35


T-508/13, Government of Malaysia v OHIM, CJEU

MarApr16pg36


T-629/14, Jaguar Land Rover v OHIM, CJEU

MarApr16pg37


T-528/14, Information Resources v OHIM (GROWTH DELIVERED), CJEU

MarApr16pg38


T-3/15, K-Swiss v OHIM, CJEU

MarApr16pg39


T-690/14, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe v OHIM – Marpefa (Vieta), CJEU

MarApr16pg40


C-603/14, El Corte Inglés v OHIM, CJEU

CITMA Review February 2016

Feb16pg29


O/473/15, BEATING BLOOD CANCERS (application), Appeal to the Appointed Person, UK IPO

Feb16pg30-31


[2015] EWHC 2760 (Ch), Champagne Louis Roederer v J Garcia Carrion SA and others, High Court

Feb16pg32


[2015] EWHC 2888 (IPEC), T&A Textiles and Hosiery Ltd v Hala Textile UK Ltd and Ors, High Court

Feb16pg34


T-641/14, Dellmeier v OHIM – Dell (LEXDELL), CJEU

Feb16pg35

T-136/14, Tilda Riceland Private v OHIM – am Grains (Basmali), CJEU

Feb16pg36


T-624/13, T-625/13, T-626/13 and T-627/13, The Tea Board v OHIM – Delta Lingerie (Darjeeling), CJEU

Feb16pg37


T-292/14 and T-293/14, Cyprus v OHIM (XAΛΛOYMI), CJEU

Feb16pg38


T-244/14, T-243/14 and T-242/14, The Smiley Company v OHIM, CJEU

Feb16pg39


T-736/14, Monster Energy Company v OHIM, CJEU

Feb16pg40


T-517/13, Éditions Quo Vadis v OHIM and Francisco Gómez Hernández, CJEU

CITMA Review December 2015/ January 2016

Dec15-Jan16p36-37


C-125/14, Iron & Smith kft v Unilever, CJEU

Dec15-Jan16p38-39


C-215/14, Société des Produits Nestlé v Cadbury UK, CJEU

Dec15-Jan16p40


T-714/13, Gold Crest LLC v OHIM (MIGHTY BRIGHT), CJEU

Dec15-Jan16p41


T-526/13, T-525/13, H&M Hennes & Mauritz v OHIM

Dec15-Jan16p42


T-77/14, T-94/14, T-143/14, T-144/14, EE Limited v OHIM, CJEU

Dec15-Jan16p43


T-323/14, Bankia SA v OHIM, CJEU

Dec15-Jan16p44


O/451/14, JUMPMAN, Appeal to the Appointed Person, UK IPO

Dec15-Jan16p45


O/382/15, SIMPLY, UK IPO

Dec15-Jan16p46


O/366/15, Axys Consultants v Axis Accountants, UK IPO

Dec15-Jan16p47


O/381/15, Seriously Popular, Appeal to the Appointed Person, UK IPO

Dec15-Jan16p48


O/420/15, VAUX, (opposition and revocation), UK IPO