What may be the main (potential) events in the life of an EU/national trade mark? Here's a new map

The new academic year has begun: students (and professors!) have returned from their holidays and are now busy exploring the intricacies of IP law.

As some readers may remember, over time I have shared on this blog some of the maps, diagrams and checklists prepared for my students to help them understand some of the key IP issues I teach [the materials can be found here].

I have now revisited my old Life of a national/EU trade Mark map and worked towards updating and improving it. 

The new map concerning EU/national trade marks: Main life events is available below and can be downloaded here. I would like to thank fellow Kat Rosie for her feedback. There is no need to say that I am responsible for any errors/inaccuracies.



As usual, any comments from readers would be very welcome! 

[UPDATE on 4 October 2018: Many thanks to the readers who have provided me with helpful feedback - A slightly amended version of the map has been provided]
What may be the main (potential) events in the life of an EU/national trade mark? Here's a new map What may be the main (potential) events in the life of an EU/national trade mark? Here's a new map Reviewed by Eleonora Rosati on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 Rating: 5

1 comment:

Friend of Trade Marks said...

Hi always depends for which audience - the EUIPO's summary of the registration process is also very high level but provides a really good overview: https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/registration-process

I would perhaps add information about the Filing date (priority claim), Classification and Formalities checks, then Absolute Grounds, the Translation and Search stage, Publication of the application.

Prior to filing an application I would still recommend a proper clearance search rather than just a database check; that is too risky an approach for most. Not sure what others think.

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