Statistics Useful

Registrations and e-Business up
As indicated in the December edition of Alicante News, demand for the Community trade marks was adversely affected by the chaos on the international financial markets in the latter part of the year. While, the full figures for last year are still being analysed, two interesting trends are already clear. Trade mark applications were slightly down, but the number of CTMs registered rose substantially, and the proportion of customers opting to do business using our online tools went up also.

Since the CTM was introduced in 1996 registrations have risen consistently every year and 2008 was no exception. A total of 81 000 Community trade marks were registered including the symbolic 500 000 th CTM which went to the small Italian company, Handy Dandy Design. The total has now topped 507 000 CTMs – a remarkable tribute to the popularity of Community-wide IP protection.

Click for full text


The James Nurton interview
James Nurton talks to Roline Bergsma, Tommy Hilfiger

Alicante News in PDF Format

Subscribe at:
subscribe@oami.europa.eu
Unsubscribe at:
unsubscribe@oami.europa.eu



 

 

 

Community Trade Mark

Country overview: Denmark & the Community Trade Mark



 

Registered Community Design

Country overview: Denmark & the Registered Community Design




 

More News


User Satisfaction Survey under way

Fee change for national searches

Monthly statistical highlights December 2008







 

Case-law

Latest trade mark and design news from Luxembourg

European Court of Justice (ECJ): Appeals from decisions of the Court of First Instance, Article 63 CTMR

Preliminary rulings

Court of First Instance (CFI): Judgments and Orders on appeals against decisions of the OHIM, Art. 63 CTMR

New Decisions from the Boards of Appeal


 

E-business at OHIM

New CTM e-Filing on the way

OHIM E-business roundup (2009)


 


Editorial Team:
Reg Rea, Ian Harrington
Mikael Wesslegard


Contributors to this edition:
Nicasio Agustina, Alexandra Apostolakis, Christoph Bartos, Herbert Meister, James Nurton, Marc Richter, Martin Schlötelburg, Wouter Verburg, Nicolas Vigneron