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2016-03-31 | All chapters

As from 23rd March 2016 the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has officially changed its name to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), as set out in the amended EU trade mark Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and the Council). At the same time, one of the two unitary intellectual property rights OHIM administers, the ‘Community trade mark’ will be renamed the ‘European Union trade mark’. All existing CTMs and CTM applications will automatically become European Union trademarks and European Union trade mark applications, respectively.

For more information, visit the OHIM’s web section dedicated to the amended regulation and the changes it will bring.