Changes at WIPO and the EUIPO in 2018
The new year brought some changes at WIPO and the EUIPO which are taking effect on 1 January 2018. Here is a brief summary of the most important ones for all trademark practitioners.
WIPO has announced that from the beginning of the year 2018 there is going to be only one tool for monitoring the status of international trademark applications and registrations under the Madrid System – namely Madrid Monitor. The other tools, such as ROMARIN, Madrid e-Alert or Madrid Realtime Status are no longer online. Madrid Monitor now has new features and will integrate all the functions of the before mentioned discontinued tools. For more details read here.
WIPO has also published the 11th edition of the Nice Classification that came into force on 1 January 2018. The 11th edition of the Nice Classification can be found here.
Faxes at EUIPO
As of 1 January 2018 EUIPO will no longer accept faxes for filling EUTM applications. For more details read here.
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