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Май 23, 2017 Новини

New online form for international applications


The new online form has been designed to make filing an international application as efficient as possible.

With the new online form EUIPO’s users can file a request for an international trade mark application through the Madrid Protocol system administered by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). In order to access the form our users will just need to log in.

This new release is another step in the EUIPO’s commitment to becoming a paperless office by providing high-quality electronic services to its users. The new form not only presents a user-friendly interface, it has also been designed so as to reduce formality deficiencies in this type of application.

 

The form can be accessed in various ways on the EUIPO’s website:

  • Through the Dashboard in your User Area
  • Via the Online Services hub
  • From the Forms and Filings page
  • Via eSearch plus in the ‘Actions and communications’ section

Applications can be based on one or more EU trade marks or EU trade mark applications. Like the other electronic forms of the Office, users can save their work as a draft at any time in the process, and return to it later.

International applications and the Madrid Protocol

The European Union ratified the Madrid Protocol in 2004, allowing the EUIPO to accept international registrations of trade marks and to forward international applications from its users to the WIPO.

Up until now, the only way to file an international application based on an EU trade mark application was to send the application using a paper form, which tended to produce more formality deficiencies.

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