Medion AG v. easyGroup Ltd.

Medion AG

Case details

Plaintiff: Medion AG

Defendant: easyGroup Ltd.

Case no.: R0942/2022-5

Jurisdiction: European Union

Industry: Technology

Decision date: 21 Feb, 2023


The vast majority of the English-speaking public within the EU will clearly not attribute the secondary meaning of the "life following one´s retirement" to the the contested sign "EASYLIFE". Instead that part of the public will merely perceive it as "an easy life/life that is easy" and, thus, as purely laudatory and non-distinctive in relation to all the contested services forming scope of the appeal. The non-distinctive component "EASY" is not capable to safely exclude the existence of a likelihood of confusion in relation to any of the services at issue, including those that were found similar to a low degree to the goods and services of the earlier mark, from a significant part of the relevant English-speaking public.

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