General Court Confirms the Test for Bad Faith

    March 2013

    Case T-136/11 pelicantravel.com s.r.o. v OHIM (with Pelikan Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG as an intervening party) – 13 December 2012.

    The General Court has confirmed a decision of OHIM’s second Board of Appeal, in rejecting an appeal to overturn an unsuccessful application by pelicantravel.com (Appellant), to have one of Pelikan Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG’s (Pelikan) Community trade marks (CTM) declared invalid on the grounds of bad faith pursuant to Article 52(1)(b) of CTM Regulation (207/2009/EC).