Industrial Property Office

CP8 COMMON COMMUNICATION USE OF A TRADE MARK IN A FORM DIFFERING FROM THE ONE REGISTERED


The Intellectual Property Offices of the European Trade Mark and Design Network continue to collaborate in the context of the Convergence Programme. They have now agreed on an additional Common Practice with regard to the use of trade marks in a form differing from the one registered with the aim of identifying general principles for assessing when the use of a trade mark in a form differing from the one registered alters its distinctive character and to provide guidance in this respect.

CP8: Use of a trade mark in a form differing from the one registered  (pdf, 2,1 MB)