In the judgment, so far as the EUIPO’s views on procedure are concerned, the General Court has held, that it cannot be required to systematically defend every contested decision of a Board of Appeal or automatically claim that every action challenging such a decision should be dismissed. Nothing prevents the EUIPO from endorsing an applicant’s head of claim. Case law has, once again, raised the question on the innate legal status and standing of EU Boards of Appeal. In particular, if EU Boards of Appeal are not merely an administrative bodies of their offices, but a form of hybrid or quasi-judicial authorities within their own right.
|Numero di pagine||9|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|