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OHIM's President's decisions and communications on issues concerned with the activities of OHIM


List of OHIM´s President´s decisions
Description Date Reference
Adopting the Guidelines for Examination in the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) on Community Trade Marks and on Registered Community Designs 13/06/2014 EX-14-1
Concerning the extension of time limits due to the interruption of the means for sending communications to and from the Office 06/06/2014 EX-14-2
Concerning the extention of time limits due to the interrution of the means for sending communications to and from the Office 19/12/2013 EX-13-8
Concerning the days on which the Office is not open for the receipt of documents and on which ordinary mails is not delivered 16/12/2013 EX-13-7
Adopting the Guidelines for Examination in the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) on Community Trade Marks and on Community Designs 04/12/2013 EX-13-5
Concerning electronic communication with and by the Office
Terms and conditions concerning electronic communication with and by the Office
26/11/2013 EX-13-2
Concerning the availability of decisions of refusal of CTM applications based on absolute grounds 26/11/2013 EX-13-3
Concerning the keeping of files 26/11/2013 EX-13-4
Concerning extension of time limit 15/11/2013 EX-13-6
Extension of time limits due to the interruption of the Office´s fax connection 07/08/2013 EX-13-1
Extension of time limits due to the interruption of the Office's electrical... 20/12/2012 EX-12-6
Days on which the Office is not open for the receipt of documents... 19/12/2012 EX-12-5
Extension of time limits 09/11/2012 EX-12-4
Extension of time limits 31/10/2012 EX-12-3
Extension of time limits 29/06/2012 EX-12-02
Extension of time limits 27/03/2012 EX-12-01
Days on which the Office is not open for the receipt of documents and on which ordinary mail is not delivered 16/12/2011 EX-11-5
Administration charges related to Mediation 01/08/2011 EX-11-4
Electronic communication with and by the Office 18/04/2011 EX-11-3
Extension of time limits 17/03/2011 EX-11-2
Days on which the Office is not open for the receipt of documents and on which ordinary mail is not delivered 14/12/2010 EX-10-4
Abolition of charges to be paid for the data 28/09/2010 EX-10-2
Extension of time limits 23/04/2010 EX-10-1
Extension of the period for filing of oppositions against Community trade mark applications ... 30/04/2009 EX-09-1
Adopt Guidelines concerning proceedings before the Office 24/04/2008 EX-08-1
Adopting Guidelines for renewal of a registered Community design 24/04/2008 EX-08-2
Adopt Guidelines concerning proceedings before the Office 29/11/2007 EX-07-6
Entries in the Register of Community Designs 16/03/2007 EX-07-2
Entries in the Register of Community Trade Marks 16/03/2007 EX-07-1
Amending Decision No EX-96-1 of 11 January 1996. Conditions for opening current accounts at the Office 12/01/2006 EX-06-1
Adopt Guidelines concerning proceedings before the Office 23/03/2006 EX-06-4
Public notification 27/07/2005 EX-05-6
Evidence to be provided when claiming priority or seniority 01/06/2005 EX-05-5
Adopt Guidelines concerning proceedings before the Office 25/11/2004 EX-04-4
Adopt Guidelines concerning proceedings before the Office 10/05/2004 EX-04-2
Adopting Guidelines for the proceedings relating to a declaration of... 26/04/2004 EX-04-1
Adopting Guidelines for the examination of Community designs 09/12/2003 EX-03-9
Adopting Guidelines concerning proceedings before the Office 27/11/2003 EX-03-10
Adopting Guidelines concerning proceedings before the Office 20/02/2003 EX-03-7
Determining the insignificant amount of fees and charges 20/01/2003 EX-03-6
Formal requirements of a priority or seniority claim 20/01/2003 EX-03-5
Notifications in proceedings relating to registered Community designs 20/01/2003 EX-03-4
Amending Decision No EX-99-1 of 12 January 1999 laying down... 20/01/2003 EX-03-2
Amending Decision No EX-96-1 of 11 January 1996 concerning the... 20/01/2003 EX-03-1
Adopt Guidelines concerning proceedings before the Office 19/04/2002 EX-02-1
Entries in the Register of Community Trade Marks 27/11/2000 EX-00-1
Adopt Guidelines concerning proceedings before the Office 04/11/1999 EX-99-3
Laying down the compensation and fees granted to witnesses and experts 12/01/1999 EX-99-1
Adopt Guidelines concerning proceedings before the Office 26/11/1998 EX-98-3
Adopt Guidelines concerning proceedings before the Office 30/06/1998 EX-98-1
Determining the form of decisions, communications and notices from the Office 01/04/1997 EX-97-1
Laying down the charges to be paid for the data concerning Community trade mark applications for 1997 28/10/1996 EX-96-9
Conditions for opening current accounts at the Office 30/07/1996 EX-96-7
Conditions for opening current accounts at the Office 11/01/1996 EX-96-1
Notification of registration certificates 18/02/2011 EX-11-1
Days on which the Office is not open for the receipt of documents... 17/12/2009 EX-09-2
Days on which the Office is not open for the receipt of documents... 16/12/2008 EX-08-3
Days on which the Office is not open for the receipt of documents... 17/12/2007 EX-07-5
Electronic communication with and by the Office 16/07/2007 EX-07-4
Amending Decision No EX-06-6 of the President of the Office of... 22/06/2007 EX-07-3
Days on which the Office is not open for the receipt of documents... 20/11/2006 EX-06-6
Electronic filing of oppositions 03/07/2006 EX-06-5
Electronic payment of fees by credit card 18/05/2006 EX-06-3
Amending Decision No EX-05-7 of the President of the Office of... 17/01/2006 EX-06-2
Days on which the Office is not open for the receipt of documents... 31/10/2005 EX-05-7
Keeping of files 10/10/2005 EX-05-4
Electronic filing of sound marks 10/10/2005 EX-05-3
Amending Decision No EX-04-5 of the President of the Office... 11/05/2005 EX-05-2
Notification by technical means 14/12/2004 EX-04-6
Days on which the Office is not open for the receipt of documents... 30/11/2004 EX-04-5
Electronic filing of Community trade mark applications 26/11/2004 EX-04-3
Electronic filing of Community design applications 25/06/2003 EX-03-8
Amending Decision No EX-01-1 of 27 July 2001 concerning payment... 20/01/2003 EX-03-3
Electronic filing of Community trade mark applications and of oppositions... 07/11/2002 EX-02-2
Payment of fees at the premises of the Office by credit cards... 27/07/2001 EX-01-1
Laying down the charges to be paid for the directory... 27/11/1996 EX-96-12
Laying down the charges to be paid for the Community Trade Marks Bulletin 20/11/1996 EX-96-11
Public notification 30/07/1996 EX-96-5
Insignificant amount of fees and charges 15/07/1996 EX-96-6
Evidence to be provided on claiming priority or seniority 05/03/1996 EX-96-3
Number of representations of the mark to be filed 22/12/1995 EX-95-1
List of OHIM´s President´s communications
Description Date Reference
Concerning the Nice Classification, 10th edition, version 2014 02/12/2013 02/13
Concerning a new administrative tool for classification purposes (taxonomy) and the use of class headings of the Nice Classification 26/11/2013 01/13
Enlargement of the European Union to Croatia 12/12/2012 04/12
Nice Classification, 10th edition, version 2013 18/12/2012 03/12
Use of class headings in list of goods and services for Community trade mark applications and registrations 20/06/2012 02/12
10th edition of the Nice Classification 31/10/2011 01/11
Observations under Article 40 of the Community Trade Mark Regulation 09/11/2009 02/09
Competent authority referred to in Article 86 (2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the Community trade mark (CTMR) in Estonia 07/08/2009 1/09
9th edition of the Locarno Classification 20/11/2008 2/08
Protection of trade marks and designs on international exhibitions 24/01/2008 1/08
Changes of practice in opposition proceedings 12/09/2007 5/07
Competent authority referred to in Article 82 (2) CTMR in Ireland 02/02/2007 1/07
Competent authority referred to in Article 71 (2) CDR in Ireland 02/02/2007 2/07
Competent authority referred to in Article 82 (2) CTMR in Belgium 13/03/2007 3/07
Competent authority referred to in Article 71 (2) CDR in Belgium 13/03/2007 4/07
9th edition of the Nice Classification 31/10/2006 3/06
Enlargement of the European Union in 2007 19/06/2006 2/06
Extensions of the cooling-off period 02/02/2006 1/06
Renewal of Community trade marks 21/12/2005 08/05
Designation of Community trade mark courts 28/11/2005 10/05
Designation of Community design courts 28/11/2005 09/05
Registration of Community trade marks for retail services 31/10/2005 07/05
Restoration into missed time limits 16/09/2005 06/05
Renewal requests 27/07/2005 05/05
Correction of mistakes and errors in the Register and in the publication of the registration of Community designs 14/06/2005 04/05
Competent authority referred to in Article 71 (2) CDR in Germany 26/04/2005 02/05
Competent authority referred to in Article 82 (2) CTMR in Germany 26/04/2005 03/05
Protection of trade marks and designs on international exhibitions 26/01/2005 01/05
Designation of Community trade mark courts 21/12/2004 14/04
Replacement of EURONICE ONLINE by EUROACE 2004 21/12/2004 13/04
Non-binding information about the outcome of the examination proceedings 21/10/2004 11/04
Acceptance and processing of priority documents in CD ROMs issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for Community Designs 20/10/2004 12/04
Competent authority referred to in Article 82 (2) CTMR and Article 71 CDR in Slovakia 22/09/2004 8/04
Entry into force of the Madrid Protocol 15/09/2004 9/04
Madrid Protocol 28/05/2004 7/04
Use of the language of filing 30/04/2004 4/04
8th edition of the Locarno Classification 01/03/2004 3/04
Competent authority referred to in Article 71 (2) CTMR in Austria 11/02/2004 2/04
Competent authority referred to in Article 82 (2) CTMR in Austria 11/02/2004 1/04
Madrid Protocol 18/11/2003 8/03
Colour marks 10/11/2003 6/03
Enlargement of the European Union in 2004 16/10/2003 5/03
Processing of authorisations by the Administration of Trade Marks and Designs Department 10/02/2003 2/03
Exhibition priorities 27/01/2003 1/03
Professional representatives in design matters 05/12/2002 12/02
Professional representatives in design matters (Form) 05/12/2002 12/02 (Form)
Professional representatives in design matters (Notes) 05/12/2002 12/02 (Notes)
Opening of another bank account 11/10/2002 11/02
8th edition of the Nice Classification 16/07/2002 09/02
Professional representation in the framework of the Community Design Regulation 28/06/2002 10/02
Abbreviation proposals to refer to legal texts 27/06/2002 04/02
Competent authority referred to in Article 82 (2) CTMR in Denmark 17/05/2002 07/02
Designation of Community trade mark courts 08/05/2002 06/02
Competent authority referred to in Article 82 (2) CTMR in France 19/02/2002 01/02
Designation of Community trade mark courts 28/09/2001 7/01
Availability of current account statements on the Internet site of the Office 29/06/2001 5/01
National search reports 19/04/2001 4/01
Registration of Community trade marks for retail services 12/03/2001 3/01
Authentication of documents issued by the Office 16/02/2001 1/01
German spelling 04/08/2000 4/00
Overview of the national and Community search reports 03/08/2000 5/00
Seniority examination 25/02/2000 2/00
Claiming of priority 08/12/1999 10/99
Keeping of files 08/11/1999 8/99
Designation of Community trade mark courts 21/09/1999 7/99
Competent authority referred to in Article 82 (2) CTMR in the Netherlands 30/07/1999 6/99
Designation of Community trade mark courts 14/07/1999 5/99
National search reports 08/06/1999 4/99
Professional representation 07/05/1999 2/99
Publication of registrations of Community trade marks 15/12/1998 11/98
Examination of seniority claims 14/11/1998 6/98
Introduction of the euro 27/10/1998 9/98
Competent authority referred to in Article 82 (2) CTMR in the United Kingdom 29/09/1998 8/98
Indication of the filing date in the receipt 06/07/1998 4/98
Translation of applications 20/04/1998 3/98
Examination of three-dimensional marks 08/04/1998 2/98
Translations of applications and their examination 26/09/1997 5/97
Protection of trade marks at international exhibitions 17/12/1997 3/97
Professional representation 23/06/1997 4/97
Examination of seniority claims 17/06/1997 1/97
Payment of fees by cheque 08/08/1996 6/96
Current accounts 08/08/1996 5/96
Professional representation 19/07/1996 4/96
Evidence required when claiming priority or seniority 22/03/1996 3/96
Professional representation 22/03/1996 2/96
List of professional representatives 12/12/1995 2/95
Professional representation 18/09/1995 1/95
New forms 14/12/2004 10/04
Time limits 11/05/2004 6/04
Days on which the central industrial property offices of the Member States and the Benelux Trade Mark Office are closed in 2004 15/04/2004 5/04
General interruption in the delivery of mail in the United Kingdom 10/11/2003 7/03
Use of class headings in lists of goods and services for Community trade mark applications and registrations 16/06/2003 4/03
Days on which the central industrial property offices of the Member States and the Benelux Trade Mark Office are closed in 2003 04/03/2003 3/03
Third party observations 05/05/2002 3/02
Form for the application for a registered Community design 04/12/2002 13/02
General interruption in the delivery of mail in Spain 17/06/2002 08/02
Days on which the central industrial property offices of the Member States and the Benelux Trade Mark Office are closed in 2002 21/02/2002 02/02
Building in Avenida Aguilera 20/12/2001 10/01
Conversion Form 24/10/2001 9/01
Extension of time limits 13/09/2001 6/01
Days on which the central industrial property offices of the Member States and the Benelux Trade Mark Office are closed in 2001 27/02/2001 2/01
Observations under Article 41 of the Community Trade Mark Regulation 25/02/2000 1/00
Closure of a bank account 14/12/2000 6/00
Days on which the central industrial property offices of the Member States and the Benelux Trade Mark Office are closed in 2000 31/03/2000 3/00
Revised version of the Application Form 08/12/1999 9/99
Selected instruments relating to the Community trade mark in monolingual edition 31/05/1999 3/99
Days on which the central industrial property offices of the Member States and the Benelux Trade Mark Office are closed in 1999 23/03/1999 1/99
Selected instruments relating to the Community trade mark 23/11/1998 10/98
Letter-box for the deposit of documents at the Office 03/08/1998 7/98
General interruption in the delivery of mail in Spain 16/06/1998 5/98
Days on which the central industrial property offices of the Member States and the Benelux Trade Mark Office were or are closed in 1997 and 1998 10/03/1998 1/98
Payment of application fees 03/07/1997 2/97
General interruption and subsequent dislocation in the delivery of mail in Spain 15/10/1997 6/97
Application form 16/12/1995 1/96
List of OHIM´s President´s administrative decisions
Description Date Reference
Appointment of th emembers of the Seleciton Board for the competition OHIM AD/01/13

21/01/2014

ADM-13-55 rev
Decision ADM-13-56 Rev Appointment of the members of the Selection Board for the competition OHIM AST/02/13 18/10/2013 ADM-13-56
Rules on the reimbursement of expenses incurred by the Members of the Administrative Board and the Budget Committee and other persons from outside the OHIM invited to attend the meetings of the Administrative Board and the Budget Committee in their capacity of Observer 30/10/2013 ADM-13-36
Rules on the reimbursement of expenses incurred by persons from outside the OHIM invited to attend meetings in an expert capacity or invited by the Office to attend trainings, seminars, conferences or other events organised by the Observatory. 30/10/2013 ADM-13-37
Appointment of th emembers of the Seleciton Board for the competition OHIM AD/01/13 12/09/2013 ADM-13-55
Timetable of public holidays for 2014 24/07/2013 ADM-13-46
Internal structure of the Office 01/07/2013 ADM-13-45
Paid traineeships offered by the Office to young university graduates 20/02/2013 ADM-12-81
Establishing a Register of Exceptions at OHIM 04/02/2013 ADM-13-07 Rev.
Delegation of the powers of the authorising officer 15/01/2013 ADM-13-01
Ex Post Quality Checks carried our with respect to trade marks and designs first instance decisions in the Operations Department at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market 07/01/2013 ADM-12-118
Application to the Office by analogy of some general implementing rules of Staff regulations adopted by the Commission 03/12/2012 ADM-12-99
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 23/11/2012 ADM-12-110
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 23/11/2012 ADM-12-109
Analytical Accounting and Performance reports carried out at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market 22/11/2012 ADM-12-98
Laying down the rules on the placement at OHIM of international experts 19/11/2012 ADM-12-106
Number of official authorised to take part in the training programme withing the context of the certification procedure corresponding the year 2012 05/11/2012 ADM-12-100
Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) in the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trademarks and Designs) 26/10/2012 ADM-12-65
Rules for implementing Article 10(3) of Annex XIII of the Staff Regulations relating to the attestation procedure 08/10/2012 ADM-12-90
Appointment of the chair person and members of the Joint Committee established for the competitions in the field of Industrial property organised by EPSO for the OHIM and foreseen for 2013 08/10/2012 ADM-12-79
Appoint members representing OHIM on the Monitoring Committee for Framework Collaboration Agreement No 1120120063 between OHIM and the European School of Alicante 29/09/2012 ADM-12-80
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 26/09/2012 ADM-12-78
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 26/09/2012 ADM-12-77
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 26/09/2012 ADM-12-76
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 26/09/2012 ADM-12-75
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 26/09/2012 ADM-12-74
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 26/09/2012 ADM-12-73
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 26/09/2012 ADM-12-72
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 26/09/2012 ADM-12-71
Internal structure of the Office 11/09/2012 ADM-12-69
Register of Exceptions at OHIM 07/09/2012 ADM-12-41
Rules applicable to the provision of services by Special Advisers 05/09/2012 ADM-12-68
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 24/07/2012 ADM-12-58
Career of contract staff and their assignment to a grade immediately above that occupied within the same function group 21/06/2012 ADM-12-46
Repeal of Decision ADM-04-04 establishing an internal procedure for monitoring procedures for the placing of public contracts 19/06/2012 ADM-12-45
Timetable of public holidays for 2013 15/06/2012 ADM-12-44
Internal structure of the Office 16/05/2012 ADM-12-37
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 30/04/2012 ADM-12-34
Number of posts reserved for the regrading of temporary agents in 2012 30/03/2012 ADM-12-31
Number of posts reserved for the promotions of officials in 2012 30/03/2012 ADM-12-30
Teleworking 29/03/2012 ADM-04-10 Rev
Conditions and rates of allowances for staff assigned to carry out regularly stand-by duty at home under the Business Continuity Plan 01/03/2012 ADM-12-22
Appointment of the Chairperson and members of the Joint Evaluation and Promotion Committee of the OHIM 28/02/2012 ADM-12-20
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 09/02/2012 ADM-12-15
Occupational risk prevention in the Office 08/02/2012 ADM-12-05
Replaces No ADM-01-33 laying down the amount to be reimbursed for expenses relating to the annual medical check-up 23/01/2012 ADM-11-95
Regularisation of certain reimbursements of fees 20/01/2012 ADM-11-98
Replaces Decision ADM 11-18 on registration of OHIM Social and Leisure Clubs and the award of grants 18/01/2012 ADM-12-07
Internal structure of the Office 19/12/2011 ADM-11-102
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 25/11/2011 ADM-11-81
Analytical Accounting and Performance reports carried out at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market 17/10/2011 ADM-11-80
Amending Decision No ADM-08-41 appointing members of the Joint Committee on Social Welfare 13/10/2011 ADM-11-75
Timetable of public holidays for 2012 24/09/2011 ADM-11-74
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 08/09/2011 ADM-11-71
Rules applicable to national experts on secondment to the departments of the OHIM 08/09/2011 ADM-10-10 Rev
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 28/07/2011 ADM-11-52
Amending Decision No ADM-04-04 of the President of the Office of 18 February 2004 establishing an internal procedure for monitoring procedures for the placing of public contracts 29/06/2011 ADM-11-51
Reimbursement travel expenses take up duties/transfer/end of service 29/06/2011 ADM-11-49
Amending decision No ADM-09-51 of the President of the Office of 7 August 2009 14/06/2011 ADM-11-38
Delegation of power of the Appointing Authority/ Authority Authorized to conclude the contracts to the Director of the Resources Department 10/06/2011 ADM-11-39
Segregration of duties within the Finance Area 10/06/2011 ADM-11-31
Amending Decision No ADM-06-15 establishing the provisions for implementing Article 45a of the Staff Regulations relating to the certification procedure 01/06/2011 ADM-11-06
Delegating the power to appoint officials to represent the Office before the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal of the European Union 30/05/2011 ADM-11-35
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 26/05/2011 ADM-11-30
Internal structure of the Office 10/05/2011 ADM-11-26
Appointment of the Chairperson and members of the Joint Evaluation and Promotion Committee of the OHIM 12/04/2011 ADM-11-19
Replacing No ADM 08-17 concerning the partial reimbursement of costs of language residency courses 04/04/2011 ADM-11-22
Number of posts reserved for the regrading of temporary agents in 2011 30/03/2011 ADM-11-21
Replaces decision ADM 08-48 on the authorisation of Leisure Clubs and the award of grants 15/03/2011 ADM-11-18
Laying down the rules for implementing Article 86 of the Staff Regulations and Annex IX thereof concerning the conduct of administrative investigations and disciplinary proceedings 13/03/2011 ADM-08-01
Application to the Office by analogy of some general implementing rules of Staff regulations adopted by the Commission 14/12/2010 ADM-10-54
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 13/12/2010 ADM-10-51
Number of officials authorised to take part in the training programme within the context of the certification procedure corresponding to the year 2010 08/12/2010 ADM-10-52
Working hours of the Office 10/11/2010 ADM-10-49
Delegation of power of the Appointing Authority/ Authority Authorized to conclude the contracts to the Director of Human Resources Department 20/10/2010 ADM-10-39
Delegation of power of the Appointing Authority/ Authority Authorized to conclude the contracts to the Director of Human Resources Department 19/10/2010 ADM-10-47
Delegation of power of the Appointing Authority/ Authority Authorized to conclude the contracts to the Director of Human Resources Department 19/10/2010 ADM-10-46
Delegation of power of the Appointing Authority/ Authority Authorized to conclude the contracts to the Director of Human Resources Department 19/10/2010 ADM-10-40
Timetable of public holidays for 2011 11/10/2010 ADM-10-33
Delegation of powers of the authorising officer 01/10/2010 ADM-10-34
Creation and structure of a Cabinet 01/10/2010 ADM-10-32
Implementation of the OHIM's Cooperation Fund programme for joint projects ... 06/09/2010 ADM-10-18
Amending decision No ADM-06-38 of the President of the Office of 24 July 2006 07/08/2009 ADM-09-51
Appointment of the members of the Jury for the 'OHIM Annual Prize' 2007/2008 29/01/2008 ADM-08-65
Creation of a Customer Care Unit 18/11/2004 ADM-04-35
Adoption of a Code of Good Administrative Behaviour 09/07/2001 ADM-00-37
Traineeships offered by OHIM to young university graduates 14/03/2001 ADM-01-13
Organization of the Boards of Appeal 23/05/2000 ADM-00-10
Terms and conditions for internal investigations in relation to... 31/05/1999 ADM-99-24
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