Official Journal of the European Union

C 141/39

Judgment of the Court of First Instance of 29 April 2009 — Bodegas Montebello v OHIM — Montebello (MONTEBELLO RHUM AGRICOLE)

(Case T-430/07) (1)

(Community trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for the figurative Community trade mark MONTEBELLO RHUM AGRICOLE - Earlier national word mark MONTEBELLO - Relative ground for refusal - No likelihood of confusion - Absence of similarity between the goods - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 40/94)

2009/C 141/79

Language of the case: Spanish


Applicant: Bodegas Montebello, SA (Montilla, Spain) (represented by: T. Andrade Boué, I. Lehmann Novo and A. Hernández Lehmann, lawyers)

Defendant: Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (represented by: P. López Fernández de Corres and J. Crespo Carrillo, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of OHIM intervening before the Court of First Instance: Montebello SARL (Petit-Bourg, France) (represented by: G.-G. Lamoureux, lawyer)


Action brought against the decision of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM of 7 September 2007 (Case R 223/2007-2), relating to opposition proceedings between Bodegas Montebello, SA and Montebello SARL

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


dismisses the action;


orders Bodegas Montebello, SA to pay the costs.

(1)  OJ C 22, 26.1.2008.