CP11 – Common Communication
The CP11 Common Practice on - New Types of Trade Mark – Examination of formal requirements and absolute grounds for refusal and invalidity - was adopted by the Management Board, by written procedure, in October 2020.
The CP11 delivers a set of general principles and examples on the examination of formal requirements and grounds for refusal and/or invalidity regarding sound, motion, multimedia and hologram marks and the new ways of representing them.
The Common Communication document, which includes the CP11 Common Practice and complementary information, such as the implementation dates for each participating office and the proceedings on which it will be implemented, was recently published on the EUIPN website in all EU languages.
The CP11 Common Practice is the result of consultations and contributions submitted by several EUIPN’s stakeholders over the past two years as well as the fruitful collaboration of the working group, composed of experts from national IP offices of the EU, the EUIPO and user associations under the European Cooperation Projects.
INPI has formally applied this CP11 Common Practice since April 14th 2021.