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11.8.

2001 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 227/31

The applicant considers that the Commission’s inaction is — Infringement of Article 7(1)(b)
contrary to the Treaty and to Regulation No 17, since it is of Regulation No 40/94;
allowing an infringement of Article 81(1) of the Treaty to — Failure to take account of the
continue, although it has all the evidence available to adopt services actually being offered;
the necessary measures.
— Failure to take account of the
existing registrations of the
sign in Germany and France.

(1) Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 of 20 December 1993 on the


Community trade mark (OJ 1994 L 11, p. 1).

Action brought on 4 June 2001 by Best Buy Concepts Inc.


against the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal
Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

(Case T-122/01)
Action brought on 1 June 2001 by Pietro del Vaglio
against the Commission of the European Communities
(2001/C 227/59)

(Case T-124/01)
(Language of the case: German)
(2001/C 227/60)
An action against the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal
Market (Trade Marks and Designs) was brought before the
Court of First Instance of the European Communities on (Language of the case: French)
4 June 2001 by Best Buy Concepts Inc., Minnesota (U.S.A.),
represented by Sabine Rojahn, Rechtsanwältin, with an address An action against the Commission of the European Communi-
for service in Luxembourg. ties was brought before the Court of First Instance of the
European Communities on 1 June 2001 by Pietro del Vaglio
The applicant claims that the Court should: domiciled in London, represented by Georges Vandersanden,
Laure Levi and Dugois Dominique, Lawyers.
— set aside the decision of the Third Board of Appeal of the
Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market of The applicant claims that the Court should:
21 March 2001 in Case R 44/2000-3;
— Annul the Commission’s Decision of 5 April 2000
— order the defendant to pay the costs of the proceedings. refusing to apply the United Kingdom weighting to the
applicant’s pension as from 8 May 1999 and, so far as
necessary, annul the decision of the Commission of
23 February 2001 dismissing the applicant’s claim of
Pleas in law and main arguments 18 July 2000;
— Order the defendant to apply the United Kingdom
Trade mark for which The pictorial mark ‘BEST BUY’ — weighting with retroactive effect from 8 May 1999;
Community registration Application No 001166164
— Order the defendant to pay damage provisionally assessed
sought:
ex aequo et bono at 10 000 Euros and to pay interest at
8 % per annum on the remainder of the pension owed as
Goods or services: Services in Classes 35, 37 and 42 from 8 May 1999;
(including management con-
sultancy, installation of car stereo — Order the defendant to pay the costs.
systems and products for the pri-
vate office, and specialist advice
on the fitting-out of retail busi-
nesses) Pleas in law and main arguments

Decision disputed before Refusal of registration by the The applicant claims infringement of Article 82 of the Staff
the Board of Appeal: examiner Regulations. The applicant claims that the Commission did
not properly evaluate the documentation he provided to prove
Pleas in law: — Infringement of Article 7(1)(c) his change of country of residence. The Commission should,
of Regulation No 40/94 (1); inter alia, have taken into consideration the particular situation