Official Journal of the European Union

C 285/39

Judgment of the Court of First Instance of 17 September 2008 — Prana Haus v OHIM

(Case T-226/07) (1)

(Community trade mark - Application for registration of the word mark PRANAHAUS - Absolute ground for refusal - Descriptive character - Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 40/94)

(2008/C 285/72)

Language of the case: German


Applicant: Prana Haus GmbH (Fribourg-en-Brisgau, Germany) (represented by: N. Hebies, lawyer)

Defendant: Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (represented by: J. Weberndörfer, acting as Agent)


Action brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of OHIM of 18 April 2007 (Case R 1611/2006-1) concerning an application for registration of the verbal mark PRANAHAUS as a Community trade mark.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the application;


Orders Prana Haus GmbH to pay the costs.

(1)  OJ C 211, 8.9.2007.