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March 04, 2019 General

EUIPO Guidelines in HTML format

The EUIPO’s Guidelines for Examination of European Union trade marks (EUTM) and registered Community designs (RCD) are now available in a more user-friendly version, using HTML format.

After offering the Guidelines in PDF format, the new Guidelines in HTML contain the last adopted editions of the EUTM Guidelines (2017) and the RCD Guidelines (2018), and are available in 23 official EU languages.

Some of the new functionalities of the new Guidelines page are:

  • easy navigation through the Guidelines
  • a central search functionality
  • an on-off switch to show modifications for comparing two editions (currently available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish)

Gradually throughout 2019 and 2020, more features will be added to the Guidelines in HTML format. Some of the future enhancements include advanced search options, internal cross references and links to Case Law, graphic multimedia examples for new types of marks, and a more elaborate repository of previous editions of the Guidelines and Manual.

For more information about the Guidelines’ new features, please consult the Tutorial.

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