United Kingdom (GB)
The Office accepts most of the class headings but objects to the terms:
|Representation before the Office||
There is only a requirement for an address for service in the EU or EEA.
|Collective and Guarantee Marks||
Regulations governing the use of the mark must be sent to the Office once the mark is considered acceptable. A flexible period is given and it is extendable.
Recording of replacement takes place upon written request on an officially established Form TM28, filed with the Office. The date of registration of the earlier mark is preserved.
If the mark has been given “protected” status in UK prior to filing the transformation request, it will simply be transformed into a “registered” national mark. If not, the normal application procedure will be followed.
Recording in the International Register of a trademark license related to an international registration is effective in UK ( Article 30, 32 and 264 of the Trademarks Act).
Last updated on: 02 February 2012