The Office does not accept the following terms of the Class Headings listed below.
TERMS NOT CONSIDERED TO BE CLEAR AND PRECISE:
Class 6: Goods of common metal not included in other classes;
Class 7: Machines;
Class 14: Goods in precious metals or coated therewith;
Class 16: Goods made from paper and cardboard;
Class 17: Goods made from rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos and mica;
Class 18: Goods made of these materials [leather and imitations of leather];
Class 20: Goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics;
Class 37: Repair; Installation services;
Class 40: Treatment of materials;
Class 45: Personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.
PROPOSALS/POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS (EXAMPLES FROM HARMONISED DATABASE) TO THE TERMS LISTED ABOVE.
Class 6: Construction elements of metal; Building materials of metal;
Class 7: Agricultural machines; Machines for processing plastics; Milking machines;
Class 14: Works of art of precious metal;
Class 16: Filtering materials of paper;
Class 17: Rings of rubber;
Class 18: Briefcases [leather goods];
Class 20: Door fittings, made of plastics; Figurines of wood;
Class 37: Shoe repair; Repair of computer hardware; Installation of doors and windows; Installation of burglar alarms;
Class 40: Treatment of toxic waste; Air purification;
Class 45: Personal background investigations; Personal shopping for others; Adoption agency services.
If transformation takes place within the refusal period of 18 months, the Office examines the mark. If transformation takes place after this period, there is no examination.
1. for an individual trademark up to 3 classes of goods and services: 166 EUR
2. for a collective trademark up to 3 classes of goods and services: 332 EUR
3. for an individual or collective trademark, for each class of goods and services exceeding 3 classes: 17 EUR