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UK IPO: Updated information regarding trade marks to reflect introduction of the Trade Marks Rules 2008

Following the introduction of the Trade Marks Rules 2008 on 1 October 2008, the UK IPO has updated its literature and website content regarding trade marks to reflect the new legislation.

The following information booklets have been updated on 1 October 2008 (to retrieve the PDF booklets, please click on the links):

  1. Trade Marks basic facts

  2. Trade Marks essential reading

  3. Invalidating a Trade Mark

  4. Opposing a Trade Mark

  5. Rectifying an error or omission in a Trade Mark in the UK register

  6. Revoking a Trade Mark for reasons of non-use

  7. Revoking a Trade Mark for reasons other than non-use
Form TM26(n) has been updated and forms TM8(n), TM29, TM9(e) have been added and can be retrieved here: Trade Mark forms . The UK IPO has also updated its website content on the following topics:
  1. Objecting to or challenging trade mark rights

  2. After a Trade Mark has been published

  3. Opposing a Trade Mark application

  4. Examining your mark

  5. Trade Marks Journal publication and registration timetable

  6. Trade Marks Journal

  7. Opposition cooling-off period

Finally, the UK IPO has published some guidance relating to transistional provisions as set out in Rule 83.

Posted by: Birgit Clark @ 12.50
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