Official Journal of the European Union

C 58/8

Judgment of the General Court of 17 January 2012 — Kitzinger v OHIM — Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (KICO)

(Case T-249/10) (1)

(Community trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for the Community figurative mark KICO - Earlier national figurative mark and Community word mark KIKA - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)

2012/C 58/13

Language of the case: German


Applicant: Kitzinger & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG) (Hamburg, Germany) (represented by: S. Kitzinger, lawyer)

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

Other parties to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of OHIM, interveners before the General Court: Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (Leipzig, Germany) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Mainz, Germany) (represented by: B. Krause and F. Cordt, lawyers)


Action brought against the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of OHIM of 25 March 2010 (Case R 1388/2008-4), relating to opposition proceedings between, on the one hand, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen and, on the other hand, Kitzinger & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


dismisses the action;


orders Kitzinger & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG) to pay the costs.

(1)  OJ C 209, 31.7.2010.