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This part of the site is up-to-date from 2004; relevant position papers prior to then are obtainable from the Secretariat.
Search by Category - Trade Marks
IP Federation Brexit policy position – protection for EU trade marks
IP Federation policy position on protection for EU trade marks following United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union
Court of Justice Case C-661/11 (Martin y Paz Diffusion SA v. David Depuydt)
Request urging UK intervention in Court of Justice Case C-661/11 (Martin y Paz Diffusion SA v. David Depuydt and Fabriek van Maroquinerie Gauquie SA)
Trade Mark system in Europe
The Overall Functioning of the Trade Mark System in Europe
Registry Practice Working Group of the UK-IPO: replacement by online forum
Dissolution of the Registry Practice Working Group
OHIM fee proposals: November 2007
Federation comment to OHIM fee proposals
Business names: March 2006
Letter to Lord Sainsbury re registered company names proposals in company law reform bill of 2006.
UK trade marks: examination on relative grounds: November 2005
Letter to UKPO November 2005 re: pre-consultation on proposed abolition of examination of trade marks on relative grounds.
OHIM fees: March 2005
Letter to Commission re: OHIM fees March 2005.