24.6.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 194/12


Request for a preliminary ruling from the Hof van beroep te Brussel (Belgium) lodged on 28 March 2014 — Loutfi Management Propriété Intellectuelle SARL v AMJ Meatproducts NV, Halalsupply NV

(Case C-147/14)

2014/C 194/15

Language of the case: Dutch

Referring court

Hof van beroep te Brussel

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Loutfi Management Propriété Intellectuelle SARL

Respondents: AMJ Meatproducts NV, Halalsupply NV

Question referred

In view of, inter alia, Articles 21 and 22 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, (1) must Article 9(1)(b) of Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (2) of 26 February 2009 on the Community trade mark be interpreted as meaning that, in the assessment of the likelihood of confusion between a Community trade mark in which an Arabic word is dominant and a sign in which a different, but visually similar, Arabic word is dominant, the difference in pronunciation and meaning between those words may, or even must, be examined and taken into account by the competent courts of the Member States, even though Arabic is not an official language of the European Union or of the Member States?


(1)  OJ 2000 C 364, p. 1.

(2)  OJ 2009 L 78, p. 1.