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IP Specials

IP Specials

Expertise at a glance: Focussing on a specific IP field, our IP Specials provide you with a full package of information including interviews, factsheets, tools, case studies and more.

Broaden your own IP horizon by looking into our IP Specials and get useful tools and links for further assistance.

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New Edition of the Nice Classification

New Edition of the Nice Classification

The 11th edition of the Nice Classification system entered into force on January 1, 2017. The system is used to classify goods and services for the registration of trade marks. Related goods and services are grouped together under various categories or classes.

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EUIPO: New Examination Guidelines of EU Trade Marks

EUIPO: New Examination Guidelines of EU Trade Marks

The first part of the revised guidelines reflects EUIPO's practice in the most frequent scenarios for users of the European Union trade mark and design systems. The new Guidelines for Examination of EU Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs will enter into force on Feb 1, 2017.

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