Official Journal of the European Union

C 158/19

Action brought on 17 April 2008 — Atlas Transport v OHIM — Atlas Air (ATLAS)

(Case T-145/08)

(2008/C 158/31)

Language in which the application was lodged: German


Applicant: Atlas Transport GmbH (Düsseldorf, Germany) (represented by: U. Hildebrandt, K. Schmidt-Hern and B. Weichhaus, Rechstanwälte)

Defendant: Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of OHIM: Atlas Air, Inc. (New York, United States of America)

Form of order sought

Annul the decision of the First Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) of 24 January 2008 (Case R 1023/2007-1);

order the defendant to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

Registered Community trade mark in respect of which a declaration of invalidity has been sought: Word mark ‘ATLAS’ for goods and services in classes 9, 36 and 39 (Community trade mark No 2 970 788).

Proprietor of the Community trade mark: The applicant.

Applicant for the declaration of invalidity: Atlas Air, Inc.

Trade mark right of applicant for the declaration: In particular the figurative mark ‘ATLASAiR’ registered in the Benelux States for goods in class 39 (No 555 184).

Decision of the Cancellation Division: Community trade mark declared partially invalid for services in class 39.

Decision of the Board of Appeal: Applicant's appeal dismissed as inadmissible.

Pleas in law: Infringement of the third sentence of Article 59 of Regulation (EC) No 40/94 (1), as the grounds of the appeal were linked to very specific assumptions and implicit grounds were not regarded as being sufficient. Further, analogous infringement of Article 61 of Regulation No 40/94 in conjunction with Rule 20(7) of Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 (2), as the proceedings before OHIM should necessarily have been suspended.

(1)  Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 of 20 December 1993 on the Community trade mark (OJ 1994 L 11, p. 1).

(2)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 of 13 December 1995 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 on the Community trade mark (OJ 1995 L 303, p. 1).