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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 - all change?

Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the Community trade mark, which codifies (and repeals) Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 of 20 December 1993 on the Community trade mark and its amendments, entered into force on Monday 13 April 2009.

This cat has just reviewed the changes to the Council Regulation

So, what has changed? The good news is that there is no change in the numbers of Articles 1 - 36, which means that all references to Article 7 (examination) and Article 8 (oppositions) are unaffected. However, oppositions are affected in other Articles. Furthermore, Articles referring to cancellations and appeals have changed as well as references to Articles 37 - 160.

If this sounds slightly confusing: the OHIM has published some helpful documentation which can be accessed via the links set out below.

Merpel just can't help wondering why the numbers of Articles had to change at all...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

true, why did they have to change the article numbers... anyone know?

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