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New EUIPO Examination Guidelines

As some readers may be aware, the latest edition of the Examination Guidelines for EU trade marks and registered Community designs entered into force on 1 March 2021.

Members of three MARQUES Teams – Designs, European Trade Mark Law and Practice and Geographical Indications – submitted comments during the consultation on the Guidelines that took place last year.

The Guidelines were approved by Executive Director Christian Archambeau on 8 February by Decision EX-21-1.

They are available in HTML and PDF versions on the EUIPO website. Changes from the previous edition can be seen by switching on “show modifications” in track changes.

The Guidelines are currently available in the five EUIPO languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. They will be made available in the other 18 official languages of the EU later this year.

Note that the most recent Executive Director decisions also came into force on 1 March. These concerned communication by electronic means and technical specifications for annexes submitted on data carriers.

More information about the Guidelines is available in the February edition of EUIPO’s Alicante News. You can read about the MARQUES Teams' comments in the 2020 MARQUES Highlights.

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