Empirical Assessment of the Development of the Community Trade Mark System and its Relationship with National Trade Mark Systems

Georg von Graevenitz, Silvia Appelt

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This report provides an assessment of the functioning of the Community Trade Mark System. To do this the report draws mainly on register data provided by the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) and on national register data. We also draw on the survey conducted for the broader study where appropriate. This report addresses three main questions: i) How has demand for the CTM developed in the recent past?; ii) How is demand for CTMs affecting demand for national trade marks?; iii) What effects is applicants’ behavior having on the way the CTM system functions? We document throughout which data sources are used and which methods are applied to derive specific results.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEuropean Commission
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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