Common practices of the EUIPO and the member states compiled on the PRH website

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the EU’s national offices have in collaboration created a number of common practices designed to ensure that applications for trade mark and design registration, as well as processing, are transparent and consistent across the offices of the member states. Common practices are published in the Common Communications of the EUIPO and the national offices.

In recent years, the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) has published several communications on the common practices to which the PRH is committed. This information is now available on the PRH website.

Common Communications have no legally binding effect on the offices of the member states. Instead, they serve as compilations to inform about the understanding reached among the IPOs. The national offices consider each application separately, and the principles in Common Communications are used as guidelines.

Read more about the common practices of the EUIPO and the member states.

For more information, please contact:

Ann-Marie Pesu
Senior Legal Officer
Tel. +358 29 509 5547
Email: firstname.lastname(at)

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Latest update 10.07.2020