Notices for publication in the OJ nº T-351/09 of Court of First Instance of the European Communities, October 24, 2009

Resolution Date:October 24, 2009
Issuing Organization:Court of First Instance of the European Communities
Decision Number:T-351/09
SUMMARY

Application for annulment of Commission Regulation (EC) No 583/2009 of 3 July 2009 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Aceto Balsamico di Modena) (PGI) (OJ 2009 L 175, p. 7).

 
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Action brought on 4 September 2009 - Acetificio Marcello de Nigris v Commission

(Case T-351/09)

Language of the case: Italian

Parties

Applicant: Acetificio Marcello de Nigris Srl (Afragola, Italy) (represented by: P. Perani and P. Pozzi, lawyers)

Defendant: Commission of the European Communities

Form of order sought

Declare that the granting of the registration of the name 'Aceto Balsamico di Modena' as a protected geographical indication in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications constitutes an infringement of Article 3 of Regulation 510/2006 and an infringement of the procedural guarantees expressly laid down in Community law;

annul Commission Regulation (EC) No 583/2009 of 3 July 2009, published on 4 July 2009, entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Aceto Balsamico di Modena) (PGI);

as a consequence of the annulment, take all the steps necessary to cancel the registration of 'Aceto Balsamico di Modena' as a protected geographical indication in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications;

order the Commission to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The applicant, which is engaged in the production and sale of wine vinegar and other condiments, including Balsamic vinegar from Modena, objects to the registration of the name 'Aceto Balsamico di Modena' as a protected geographical indication, brought about by the contested regulation.

In support of its application, the applicant claims:

infringement of Article 3 of Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 of 20 March 2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs, in so far as it is highly...

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