Official Journal of the European Union

C 305/44

Action brought on 23 June 2016 — Paice v EUIPO — Blackmore (DEEP PURPLE)

(Case T-328/16)

(2016/C 305/60)

Language in which the application was lodged: English


Applicant: Ian Paice (London, United Kingdom) (represented by: M. Engelman, Barrister and J. Stephenson, Solicitor)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal: Richard Hugh Blackmore (New York, New York, United States)

Details of the proceedings before EUIPO

Applicant of the trade mark at issue: Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal

Trade mark at issue: EU word mark ‘DEEP PURPLE’ — Application for registration No 11 772 721

Procedure before EUIPO: Opposition proceedings

Contested decision: Decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 21 March 2016 in Case R 736/2015-5

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

annul the contested decision in any way it sees fit, namely that the trade mark be rejected in its entirety for all of the goods and services for which it was filed;

order EUIPO to pay the applicant’s costs of this appeal.

Plea in law

Infringement of Article 8(4) of Regulation No 207/2009.