Official Journal of the European Union

C 272/23

Judgment of the Court of First Instance of 10 September 2008 — Boston Scientific Ltd v OHIM — Terumo (CAPIO)

(Case T-325/06) (1)

(Community trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for Community word mark CAPIO - Earlier national word mark CAPIOX - Relative ground for refusal - Genuine use of the mark - Article 43(1) and (2) of Regulation (EC) No 40/94 - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation No 40/94)

(2008/C 272/43)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: Boston Scientific Ltd (Hastings, Barbados) (represented by: P. Rath and W. Festl-Wietek, lawyers)

Defendant: Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (represented by: A. Folliard-Monguiral, acting as Agent)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of OHIM and intervener before the Court of First Instance: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha (Tokyo, Japan) (represented by: C. Bercial Arias, lawyer)


Action brought against the decision of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM of 14 September 2006 (Case R 61/2006-2), relating to opposition proceedings between Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha and Boston Scientific Ltd.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the action.


Orders Boston Scientific Ltd to pay the costs.

(1)  OJ C 326, 30.12.2006.