Industrial Property Office

CP 3. Distinctiveness – Figurative Marks containing descriptive/non-distinctive words

The IP offices of the European Trade Mark and Design Network continue to collaborate in the context of the Convergence Programme. They have now agreed on a Common Practice in relation to when a figurative mark, containing purely descriptive/non-distinctive words, passes the absolute grounds examination because the figurative element renders sufficientdistinctive character. 

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