Official Journal of the European Union

C 374/29

Judgment of the General Court of 21 September 2017 — Repsol YPF v EUIPO — Basic (BASIC)

(Case T-609/15) (1)

((EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - EU figurative mark BASIC - Earlier national trade names basic and basic AG - Relative ground for refusal - Use in the course of trade of a sign of more than mere local significance - Article 8(4) and Article 53(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009))

(2017/C 374/43)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: Repsol YPF, SA (Madrid, Spain) (represented initially by J.-B. Devaureix and L. Montoya Terán, and subsequently by J. Erdozain López, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: D. Hanf, acting as Agent)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: Basic AG Lebensmittelhandel (Munich, Germany) (represented by: D. Altenburg and H. Bickel, lawyers)


Action brought against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 11 August 2015 (Case R 2384/2013-1), relating to invalidity proceedings between Basic Lebensmittelhandel and Repsol, SA.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Annuls the decision of the First Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of 11 August 2015 (Case R 2384/2013-1);


Orders EUIPO to bear its own costs and those incurred by Repsol YPF, SA;


Orders Basic AG Lebensmittelhandel to bear its own costs.

(1)  OJ C 27, 25.1.2016.