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Draft Guidelines of WP 1 2015

OHIM's practices are reflected in the Guidelines on Trade Mark Practice and the Guidelines on Designs practice. The Guidelines are revised annually in an open and cyclical process, split into two separate ‘work packages'.

On 01/02/2014, Work Package 1-2014 of the Guidelines came into force. On 13/06/2014, the President of the Office adopted Work Package 2-2014 of the Guidelines, which will enter into force on 01/08/2014.

In this context, the Office is pleased to inform that the draft Guidelines of Work Package 1-2015 are now available online for your review and suggestions.

The original text of the draft Guidelines is in English. Revised translations of the various sections into the four other working languages of the Office will be added shortly, as soon as they become available.

The text can be accessed as a clean version or in a version with track-changes which identifies the changes compared with the previous Work Package 1 revision, in this instance, Work Package 1-2014.

The draft Guidelines are now open for consultaion. The Office welcomes your comments, which should be addressed to GuidelinesFeedback@euipo.europa.eu by 05/09/2014.

Please submit your comments using only the feedback form available online and specify on whose behalf you are filing the comments, which part (and, if relevant, which section and chapter) of the draft Guidelines your comments relate to and which language version of the draft you are referring to.

All suggestions on the drafts will be remitted to the relevant Knowledge Circles of the Office for consideration.

Following the consultation process, the updated Guidelines will be submitted to the OHIM Administrative Board at their next meeting in November 2014  in order for the President to adopt them in December 2014.

Please note that all submissions received in this consultation exercise will be published on the OHIM Website at the end of the exercise. In case you do not wish your submission to be published, please clearly mark it as confidential when submitting it. The Office is pleased to inform you that the non-confidential submissions of the previous consultation (WP2-2014) are now available in the Law and Practice section of the Website. 

Once adopted, the Guidelines will enter into force on 01/02/2015. They will then be translated into the other official EU languages.

 

 

Draft Guidelines on Community Trade Marks
Sections Languages Version with track changes
     
Editor's note and general introduction ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
     
WP1    
Part A: General Rules    
  • Section 3, Payment of fees, costs and charges
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Section 5, Professional representation
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
     
Part B: Examination    
  • Section 2, Formalities
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Section 4, Absolute Grounds for Refusal 7(1)(a),(b),(c),(d),(e), 7(3)
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
     
Part C: Opposition    
  • Section 0, Introduction
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Section 1, Procedural Matters
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Section 2, Double identity and Likelihood of confusion
   
  • Chapter 1, General Principles and Methodology
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Chapter 2, Comparison of Goods and Services
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Chapter 3, Comparison of Signs
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Chapter 4, Distinctiveness
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Chapter 5, Dominant character
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Chapter 6, Relevant public and degree of attention
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Chapter 7, Other factors
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Chapter 8, Global assessment
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Section 6, Proof of Use
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
     
Part D: Cancellation    
  • Section 1, Cancellation proceedings
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
     
Part E: Register Operations    
  • Section 2, Conversion
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Section 4, Renewal
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Section 5, Inspection of files
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
  • Section 6, Other entries in the Register
   
  • Chapter 1, Counterclaims
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT
     
DRAFT GUIDELINES ON REGISTERED COMMUNITY DESIGNS    
WP1    
  • Examination of Design Invalidity Applications
ES DE EN FR IT ES DE EN FR IT

 

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