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Berlin, Germany
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Turin, Italy
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Basel, Switzerland
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Elisabeth Haustedt, Lawyer, Göhmann Rechtsanwälte
Hanover, Germany
Thanks so very much for the extremely interesting article on the common practice adopted recently by the EU Trade Marks Offices regarding Black & White TMs. We do hope this will encourage other TM Offices around the world to adopt a similar practising standard, which will ease the way of IP practitioners to properly advise their clients for their concerns regarding filing of Colour TMs vis-a-vis the usual Black & White versions.”

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Hong Kong
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Quebec, Canada
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Beijing, China
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New York, USA
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Denver, USA
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Beijing, China
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Milano, Italy