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Now in its twelfth year, Class 46 is dedicated to European trade mark law and practice. This weblog is written by a team of enthusiasts who want to spread the word and share their thoughts with others.

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THURSDAY, 18 MARCH 2010
Croatia stars while Madrid filings slump
 

International trade mark filings under WIPO’s Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks dropped by 16% in 2009 as a result of the global economic downturn, according to the latest WIPO statistics. Bucking the downward trend, however, were the positive figures recorded for the European Union (up 3.1%), Croatia (the star of the show, with an amazing increase of 17.5%) and Hungary (up by a highly creditable 14.5%).

European national jurisdictions were however among the biggest losers.  France (down 16.5%) and Germany (down 22.9%) may have been disappointed with their figures, but they pale into insignificance with the drop in economically struggling Greece (down 51.3%), Romania (down 52.5%) and Portugal (down 60.8%).

Let us all hope for more positive news next time round, both for the countries of Europe and for their trading partners all over the world.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 14.38
Tags: Madrid System, International filings, statistics,
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