On December 12, 2016, the Decision adopting the first part of the revised Office Guidelines (Guidelines for examination of EU Trade marks and Registered Community Designs) was signed by the Executive Director, Antonio Campinos.
Revised on a yearly basis, the EUIPO Guidelines have been updated taking into account landmark decisions from the Court of Justice of the European Union and from the EUIPO's Boards of Appeal.
These Guidelines are of high importance to practitioners, professionals and users of the European Union trade mark and design system as they provide the most thorough and complete information available regarding the Office's examination processes.
The revised Guidelines for Examination of EU Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs will enter into force on February 1, 2017.
Read full text (Decision adopting the first part of the revised Office Guidelines) here:
Written by: The UAIPIT Team