ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE FIRST CHAMBER OF THE GENERAL COURT

16 June 2016 (*)

(Removal from the register)

In Case T-83/15,

Swatch AG, established in Biel (Switzerland), represented by P. González-Bueno Catalán de Ocón, lawyer,

applicant,

v

European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), represented by J. Crespo Carrillo, acting as Agent,

defendant,

the other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of the EUIPO being

L’atelier Wysiwyg, established in Besançon (France),

Action brought against the decision of the Second Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 4 December 2014 (Case R 1873/2013-2), relating to the opposition proceedings between Swatch AG and L’atelier Wysiwyg.

1        By letter lodged at the Court Registry on 31 May 2016, the applicant informed the Court, in accordance with Article 125 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court, that it wished to discontinue proceedings. It sought no order as to costs.

2        By letter lodged at the Court Registry on 7 June 2016, the defendant informed the Court that it had no objection to the discontinuance of the proceedings, and requested, pursuant to Article 136(1) of the Rules of Procedure, that the applicant should be ordered to bear the costs.

3        Article 136(1) of the Rules of Procedure provides that a party who discontinues or withdraws from proceedings is to be ordered to pay the costs if they have been applied for in the other party’s observations on the discontinuance.

4        The case should therefore be removed from the register and the applicant ordered to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the defendant.

On those grounds,

THE PRESIDENT OF THE FIRST CHAMBER OF THE GENERAL COURT

hereby orders:

1.      Case T‑83/15 is removed from the register of the General Court.

2.      Swatch AG shall bear its own costs and pay those incurred by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Luxembourg, 16 June 2016.

E. Coulon

        H. Kanninen

Registrar

       President