1. Why is it better to file a national registration and also an EU registration if we're trading throughout the European Union? She adds: "It seems to me that the answer would partly be that it would give an applicant additional security in its own jurisdiction in the event something happens to the EU registration, but I'm sure there must be more to it than that?"
2. Is it better to base an international registration on a national application for the same reason? She adds: "I'm not sure what other justification there is for this".
Readers are invited to offer their comments and responses. Additionally, if they can point to some good literature on the justification of double-filings, our correspondent would appreciate the chance to read it.