The registration of a Community trademark
Case 174/2012/MMN - Opened on Thursday | 02 February 2012 - Decision on Monday | 29 July 2013 - Institution concerned European Commission ( No maladministration found )
The Commission abused the relevant procedures when it lodged its applications for the declaration of invalidity and for the revocation of the complainant's Community trademark with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal market ('OHIM').
1) The Commission should stop misusing trademark-related administrative proceedings against the complainant.
2) The Commission should stop its abuse of trademark "Europe INNOVA" or, alternatively, it should buy the complainant's Community trademark. Otherwise, it should enter into a coexistence agreement which would provide adequate compensation to the complainant for its legal costs.