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March 09, 2020 European Trade Mark and Design Network
Consultation on CP11 – New Types of Trade Marks
The draft Common Practice documents of the work-streams 1 and 2 of the project CP11 ‘New Types of Trade Mark – Examination of formal requirements and grounds for refusal and invalidity’ have been made available in English for comments.
The documents can be accessed via the following links:
- Work-stream 1: Examination of formal requirements and absolute grounds for refusal and invalidity
- Work-stream 2: Examination of relative grounds for refusal and invalidity
The Working Groups of CP11 work-stream 1 (WS1) and work-stream 2 (WS2), composed of representatives from nine and eight intellectual property offices of the EU, respectively, four user associations and the EUIPO, made significant progress on developing the Common Practice documents during the course of four Working Group meetings and two (one for work-stream 2) drafting workshop meetings in which the representatives shared their best practices and expertise to establish the common principles of the CP11 project.
As a result, the second draft of the CP11-WS1 Common Practice and the first draft of the CP11-WS2 Common Practice are now available for review by all stakeholders.
The Working Group members have included various examples in both documents that are still under discussion, where it would be very appreciated to receive feedback.
The EUIPO welcomes your comments on both draft Common Practices, which should be addressed to CommonPractices@euipo.europa.eu by Monday, 13 April 2020.
The CP11 project is part of the European Cooperation Projects under the heading ECP4 Shared Services and Practices.