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Sep 20, 2018 (Newsletter Issue 16/18)
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Guideline on Trademark Applications/Keeping Registering Revised

The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) informs that the guideline for the examination of trademark applications and the keeping of the register (guideline on trademark applications) has been thoroughly revised and entered into force in its new version on August 1, 2018.

It will replace the guidelines for the examination of trademark applications of June 13, 2005 (Blatt für Patent-, Muster- und Zeichenwesen 2005, p. 245 et seqq.) in the version of December 15, 2009.

The guideline on trademark applications aims to ensure a uniform and speedy examination of trademark applications and register matters.

The new version of the guideline can be accessed here (in German only).