ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE SECOND CHAMBER OF THE GENERAL COURT

21 November 2016 (*)

(Removal from the register)

In Case T-361/16,

TBWA\London Ltd, established in London (United Kingdom), represented by D. Farnsworth, Solicitor,

applicant,

v

European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), represented initially by S. Palmero Cabezas and subsequently by E. Zaera Cuadrado, acting as Agents,

defendant,

ACTION brought against the decision of the Second Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 19 April 2016 (Case R 958/2015-2) concerning an application for registration of the word sign MEDIA ARTS LAB as a European Union trade mark,

1        By letter lodged at the Court Registry on 7 October 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 17 October 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 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 be ordered to bear the costs.

On those grounds,

THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECOND CHAMBER
OF THE GENERAL COURT

hereby orders:

1.      Case T‑361/16 is removed from the register of the General Court.

2.      TBWA\London Ltd shall bear its own costs and pay those incurred by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Luxembourg, 21 November 2016.

E. Coulon

        M. Prek

Registrar

       President