Official Journal of the European Union

C 37/30

Action brought on 7 December 2007 — Royal Appliance International v OHIM — BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte (Centrixx)

(Case T-446/07)

(2008/C 37/47)

Language in which the application was lodged: German


Applicant: Royal Appliance International GmbH (Hilden, Germany) (represented by: K.-J. Michaeli and M. Schork, lawyers)

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

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of OHIM: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (Munich, Germany)

Form of order sought

To annul the decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of OHIM of 3 October 2007 in Case R 572/2006-4;

To order the defendant to pay the applicant's costs and those of the proceedings.

Pleas in law and main arguments

Applicant for a Community trade mark: the applicant.

Community trade mark concerned: the word mark ‘Centrixx’ for goods in Class 7 (application No 3 016 227).

Proprietor of the mark or sign cited in the opposition proceedings: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH.

Mark or sign cited in opposition: the German word mark ‘sensixx’ for goods in Class 7 (No 30 244 090).

Decision of the Opposition Division: rejection of the opposition.

Decision of the Board of Appeal: annulment of the decision of the Opposition Division and refusal of the application for registration of the mark.

Pleas in law: infringement of Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 40/94 (1), since the Board of Appeal incorrectly applied the principles of Community case-law concerning the likelihood of confusion.

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