Mar 23, 2016

What's my (New) Name? - EU Trade Mark / Office Name Shake Up

We previously reported on the change being made to the name of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in our article entitled "Community Trade Marks - Act NOW and make a declaration."  This change goes live as of today and you can view the new EUIPO website here.

There are further changes including:

Community trade marks become known as European Union trade marks; and
An amended fee structure will apply.

Amended Fees

Overall, renewals and official fees for litigation before the EUIPO are reduced and the new fee structure is slightly better for single class applications.  The changes are as follows:

Application fees (e-filing)

CTM (old) Fee EUTM (new) Fee

First class €900 covers up to three classes First class €850

Second class Second class €50

Third class Third class €150

Fourth and all subsequent classes €150 Fourth and all subsequent classes €150

Renewal fees (e-filing)

CTM (old) Fee EUTM (new) Fee

First class €1 350 covers up to three classes First class €850

Second class Second class €50

Third class Third class €150

Fourth and all subsequent classes €400 Fourth and all subsequent classes €150

Litigation fees

EU TM old system new system

Opposition €350 €320

Cancellation €700 €630

Appeal €800 €720

 

For further details on the new fee structure see here.

If you are interested in protecting any IP rights or have a questions regarding rights which you may already hold please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniel & Co. on 0191 281 4000 or email legal@mcdanielslaw.com

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