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EUIPO and member offices: common communications updated

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the offices of the EU member states have updated the following communications:

These updates are due to the implementation of the trademark directive 2015/2436 in the member states, and, in particular, the changes caused by Article 39(5) to the interpretation of the scope of classification.

In addition, the EUIPO and the offices of the EU member states have updated the format and terminology of the communications below. No changes have been made to the principles, the legal content or the examples of the documents:

In addition, new training material has been created to complement the CP3 material published earlier. Go to the new training material about the distinctiveness of figurative marks.Open link in a new tab

The purpose of the communications is to harmonise the practices of the offices and to increase transparency and predictability. The communications are updated regularly to reflect the developing positions of the member states.

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) participated in the preparation of the communications CP1, CP2 and CP4 and has, for its part, approved them. The PRH strives to follow the principles presented in CP3 and CP5 whenever possible.

You will find all common practices mentioned above on our website at

For further details, please contact:
Sara Henriksson
Senior Legal Officer
Tel. +358 29 509 5523

Printable version Latest update 29.08.2022