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01 September 2016

Juggling act: assessing the evolution of EUIPO operations

The past year has been a busy one in Alicante. In addition to expanding its tools and activities, the EU Intellectual Property Office had to prepare for the changes ushered in by the European trademark reform package. In this year’s annual survey, we asked users to assess its performance during this period of change

01 September 2015

OHIM and European trademarks: preparing for a new tomorrow

While European trademark practice is on the cusp of significant change, the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market’s (OHIM) gaze is firmly focused on the present. In this year’s annual OHIM survey we asked users to assess the office’s current performance and the likely impact that the legislative package will have once enacted

31 August 2014

From fees to the future

World Trademark Review presents its annual focus on the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market, polling users to gauge sentiment on its performance, assessing the impact of upcoming legislative changes and presenting updates direct from Alicante.

02 September 2013

OHIM users have their say on a year of change in European trademarks

As part of our annual OHIM focus, WTR polled the office’s top filers to gauge their perception of its performance and address some of the most pressing issues in the European trademark industry – and asked OHIM to provide an update on its activities

03 September 2012

OHIM – the users' perspective

For the past six years, the October/November issue of WTR has taken an in-depth look at the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), seeking the views of the top representative filers and then asking OHIM to respond to user queries. This year, the research has been expanded to include the views of brand-owning filers on what has been another busy year in Alicante

01 September 2011

OHIM the year in review

It has been a hectic year in Alicante. While continuing its core activities, OHIM came under new leadership, commenced internal restructuring and found itself at the heart of debate on the future of the European trademark system. In this article WTR identifies the top filers and canvasses opinion on OHIM’s performance and the big issues of the day

04 May 2010

A foot in the door Getting trademarks on the corporate agenda

As the world’s only magazine dedicated to trademark law and practice, WTR is uniquely positioned to take the pulse of the industry. Our second annual Global Trademark Survey illuminates exactly where trademarks stand in the corporate structure

03 September 2009

Assessing the overhaul at OHIM

WTR’s exclusive survey of the CTM system explores the reaction from leading filing agents to the cut in fees and gauges OHIM’s performance over the past year

06 May 2009

Preparing for the storm

WTR’s exclusive Global Trademark Survey is a groundbreaking attempt to calibrate the true impact of the financial crisis on trademark professionals worldwide. The results serve as a warning that today’s challenging market looks set to become even tougher

04 September 2008

OHIM: A year of change

This year will be remembered as an important one for OHIM. Examination times are likely to start falling significantly and the promised cut in fees seems to be on the horizon at last. Although justifiably proud of its achievements this year, the management at OHIM is well aware that more needs to be done