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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Nov 11, 2014 (Newsletter Issue 17/14)
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Fast Track Procedure Soon Available

From 24 November 2014, OHIM provides a 'Fast Track' procedure for its users free of charge. The trademark application will be published in half the time or less, as compared to regular applications with this new procedure.

Further, there are going to be no classification deficiencies any more with the 'Fast Track' procedure. Users have to select their goods and services from a database of terms already accepted by OHIM and by almost all national intellectual property offices of the European Union.

For an application to qualify for, and remain in, 'Fast Track' applicants need to, among other conditions:
- Select the goods and services from OHIM's harmonised database, which contains pre-validated and pre-translated terms.
- Pay at the end of the application process or immediately after submission.

Additionally, the application should not trigger any deficiency finding at the time of submission or during its examination by OHIM staff.

More details will be available soon on OHIM website.