The latest edition of the Guidelines for Examination of European Union trade marks (EUTM) and registered Community designs (RCD) entered into force on 1 March 2021, following the approval by the Executive Director of the EUIPO on 8 February 2021 by means of Decision EX-21-1.
The Guidelines on EU trade marks and the Guidelines on registered Community designs that are currently in force were adopted by the Executive Director on 08/02/2021 (Decision No EX-21-1), and entered into force on 01/03/2021.The Office’s Guidelines can be accessed in the five working languages of the Office (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish), through either a clean or a track-changed version. In the online version of the Guidelines, the track-changed version is visible via the ‘show modification’ function, which highlights the changes made compared to the previously adopted edition of the Guidelines.
情報源: EUIPO Guidelines
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