CP3. Absolute Grounds - Figurative Marks.

The objective of this project is to converge the different interpretations of the examination of absolute grounds for refusal as regards figurative trade marks with purely descriptive words / expressions.

The outcome of the project will be a new Common Practice that will be officially endorsed.

Following are the project deliverables:

  • A document on the new Common practice
  • A document on the Communication Strategy: what are the target audiences, what channels should we use to reach them and what is our key message.
  • A document on the Implementation Strategy: once the common practice is defined, what steps does an Office need to undertake in order to implement this common practice.
  • An analysis on how to follow up on the continuity of the Common Practice: the market constantly evolves and therefore we will need to be able to assure that the Common Practice evolves along.

All the Participating Offices have the intent to implement the Common Practice.

Also User Associations and non EU IP Offices are invited to be part of the working group as observers.

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