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More NFun on the way!
Back in February, Laetitia posted this item on the General Court ruling in Case T-283/11 in which an application to register the word NFON for various communications goods and services was opposed, initially unsuccessfully but later successfully, by the owner of the figuratve Community and UK trade marks containing the word FON.  

This ruling is now on appeal to the Court of Justice as Case C-193/13,  the ground of appeal being the General Court's failure to take into account sufficiently the limited distinctiveness of the word element 'fon' in the opposing mark. Class 46 looks forward to bringing you the result of this appeal -- which may not be so long in the future, given that the Court of Justice seems to be processing CTM appeals, and indeed all IP cases, a little more quickly these days.
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