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New name for Community Trademark: European Union trade mark

As from 23.3.2016, which will be 90 days after the legislation came into force, OHIM
will be known as the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO),
while the Community trade mark will be renamed the European Union trade mark.
On that date all existing CTMs and CTM applications will automatically become
European Union trade marks and European Union trade mark applications,
The amending Regulation also revises the fees payable to the Office, including an
overall reduction in their amounts, particularly in the case of trade mark renewal
fees. On 23.3.2016, the Office’s online application forms and fee calculator will be
automatically updated to reflect the new system