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Below is a copy of the November 2009 - News Channel which was distributed via email to MARQUES members.   Click here to return to the News-Channel archives.



News Channel
Issue: November 2009

  OHIM´s E-Business Users Group  
  On 27th October 2009, the OHIM organized the usual E-Business Users Group Meeting where the following topics were discussed: New CTM e-filing; RCD e-filing; My Page (e-communication); CTM watch; TM-View and several projects that under development.  Paola Tessarolo, assistant to the External Relations Officer, has attended this meeting in representation of MARQUES. The minutes of this meeting will be published on our website soon.  
  OHIM's CTM Bulleting goes daily  
  On Monday 23 November 2009, OHIM will start publishing Community Trade Mark registrations on a daily basis (Monday-Friday). The move to publishing Part B of the CTM Bulletin every working day will provide a more accurate and up-to-date service for OHIM´s customers. For more information, please consult www.oami.eu.  
  OHIM to move to e-Certificates  

In December this year, OHIM is planning to introduce a new policy for the delivery of registration Certificates for Community trade marks. In a move designed to speed up the registration process, printed certificates will no longer be supplied. Instead, they will be downloaded directly from the OHIM´s website. The new e-Certificates should look the same as the previous paper certificates and will have exactly the same legal value. They will be available for download in PDF format via our Online Access to Files system within a few days of the registration date.

Users of e-Communication, available to everyone who has signed up for MyPage, will receive the Internet link for downloading the certificate directly in their e-Communication inboxes. Other users will receive a fax or letter providing the correct link. OHIM strongly advises all users to sign up for e-Communication to ensure the fastest, simplest and most secure communication with the Office. To know how it works, please go to www.oami.eu.


WIPO has launched an enhanced online patent information service that will improve public access to information on patents filed and granted around the world. WIPO's PATENTSCOPE®, which currently hosts data on more than 1.6 million international patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), has been extended to include several collections of national and regional patent information. In this first phase, WIPO's PATENTSCOPE® includes the patent data collections of eight patent offices: African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), Cuba, Israel, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa and Vietnam. The expansion of WIPO's PATENTSCOPE® data collection makes it possible to conduct high-quality, detailed and free-of-charge searches of the patent information of the participating offices. For more information please consult WIPO´s website (www.wipo.org)

  New Cases Available  

MARQUES is pleased to inform its members that this months selection of cases, drawn from pan-European and national tribunals, has been added to the Case Database.   This months cases include the Representation of an elephant in which the CFI explains the limitations placed by Community trade mark law, the CFI rule CANNABIS as descriptive and The numeral '1000' is taken as having descriptive and non-distinctive connotations.  For more information and access to over 1500 more cases visit [http://www.marques.org/Elink?ID=0076].


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