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Reference
Ares(2016)5749866
Type
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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... laying down detailed rules for implementing certain provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the European Union trade mark

Department
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Committee
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4 October 2016 - 1 November 2016
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  • Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) (United Kingdom)
    1 November 2016 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) (United Kingdom)

    ITMA submissions (part 2) 13. Article 35 - To ensure accuracy and consistency with Article 159 of Regulation (EC) No 207 2009, the heading should be amended to "Request for conversion of a designation of the Union through an international registration into a national trade mark application or applications and / or into a designation or designations of a Member State". 14. Article 35 - Reference to the Benelux is missing. 15. Article 35 - The...

  • Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) (United Kingdom)
    1 November 2016 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) (United Kingdom)

    ITMA thanks the Commission for the opportunity to provide submissions. General Comments 1. We anticipate the separation of rules between an Implementing Regulation and a Delegated Regulation will result in confusion. While this may now be unavoidable, we encourage the Office to take appropriate measures to ensure that the rules are clearly signposted for those who may be less familiar with European Union trade mark law (in particular,...

  • International Trademark Association (Belgium)
    1 November 2016 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    International Trademark Association (Belgium)

    The International Trademark Association (INTA) thanks the Commission for the opportunity to provide feedback on the Draft Implementing Regulation. INTA has done a thorough analysis of the Draft text and is keen to share its complete recommendations upon request (at hnicora@inta.org). Below are a few examples of INTA's recommendations: • Art. 3(1): The wording “The filing of a sample or a specimen shall not constitute a proper representation of...

  • The European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) (Belgium)
    1 November 2016 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    The European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) (Belgium)

    ECTA thanks the Commission and appreciates the opportunity to comment the proposed European Trade Mark Implementing Regulation. PREAMBLE 3 (11): ECTA recommends to add "for instance" before "for tactical". TITTLE II - APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Article 2 – Content of the application: Paragraph 1 (b): states "Names of natural persons shall be indicated by the person's family name and given name(s)". Since there are people who may have two family...

  • Anonymous (United Kingdom)
    1 November 2016 Other
    Anonymous (United Kingdom)

    CNIPA, the Committee of National Institutes of Intellectual Property Attorneys, thanks the Commission for requesting user’s feedback on the draft Implementing Regulation, and would be grateful if the following comments could be taken into consideration: Recital 6, we agree with the comments submitted by AIM that this is unclear and agree with their suggestion to delete “EU” from this recital. Article 3(3)(a), we agree with the comments...

  • UNION-IP (Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property) (Belgium)
    1 November 2016 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    UNION-IP (Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property) (Belgium)

    Article 3(3)(b): Representation of figurative trademarks [47,86% of the EUTM applications filed over the last 12 months are "figurative trademarks"] The language of Article 3(3)(b) seems to suggest that the sole REPRODUCTION of the sign for which registration is sought is sufficient to define - in all situations - the subject matter of the registration of "figurative trademarks". According to UNION-IP, the graphical requisites to make ...

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