CFI Pays Tribute to the Statement of Reasons

    September 2009
    In Caisse fédérale du Crédit mutuel Centre Est Europe (CFCMCEE) v OHIM (Cases T- 405/07and T-406/07, 20 May 2009) the CFI has partially reversed a decision of the Board of Appeal in which the latter had refused registration of applications for "P@YWEB CARD" and "PAYWEB CARD" on the grounds they lacked distinctiveness for goods and services that related broadly to the internet, telecommunications and new information technologies in classes 9, 36 and 38 and upheld the decisions for the remaining goods and services.