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May 30, 2018 About the EUIPO

EUIPO Trade Mark & Design Focus Reports: 2010-2017 Evolution

The reports focus on the eight year period from 2010 to 2017, defined by the remarkable expansion of the European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) and the Registered Community Design (RCD), with both Intellectual Property (IP) rights experiencing exceptional growth rates in filings and registrations, as well as associated procedures such as oppositions, cancellations/invalidities and renewals. Detailed information regarding volumes and rates per countries, applicants/owners and classes are included for analysis.

When comparing the 2017 and 2010 filing volumes, EUTM filings grew by 48.8% while RCD filings increased by 33.8%. Germany leads both country of filing origin rankings while China has become a major player, demonstrating amazing growth rates that vastly outpaced other countries during the last eight years. Top applicants/owners include global enterprises such as LG, L’Oréal, Novartis, Samsung, Nike, Robert Bosch, Huawei and Apple. The Office has effectively dealt with increasing workloads while achieving noteworthy reductions in the timeliness of key EUTM activities such as the publication of applications (-69.2%), registrations (-35.5%), decisions on oppositions (-23.9%) and decisions on cancellations (-17.8%).

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