OHIM is renamed EUIPO


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The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) is to be renamed the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) pursuant to new EU legislation published on 24.12.2015.

OHIM is renamed EUIPO

From 23.03.2016, 90 days after the entry into force of the legislation published on 24.12.2015, the OHIM will now be called the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), and the Community trade mark will be renamed the "European Union Trade Mark" .

On 23.03.2016 all existing Community trademarks will automatically be converted into European Union trademarks and the relevant applications will be called European Union trademark applications.

Through the amending Regulation, the fees paid to the Office are also revised, for which a general reduction is foreseen, in particular for trademark renewal fees. On 23.03.2016, the online application forms and fee calculator will be automatically updated according to the new system.

Headquartered in Alicante, Spain, OHIM has processed since 1996 more than 1.3 million applications for registration of Community trade marks in the 23 languages ​​of the EU, originating from almost every country and region on the planet.

About OHIM

OHIM is the EU's largest decentralized agency. It is entirely self-financing and receives no funding from the EU budget. In addition to managing Community trade marks and registered Community designs, it cooperates with the associated EU national and regional IP offices with the aim of creating a stronger IP system within the EU for the benefit of users.