“Fast Track” Introduced for EU-Community Trademarks

At its 20th anniversary, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, also known as OHIM, introduced a new procedure to facilitate faster examination and publications of applications.  OHIM manages registrations for Community Trademarks and Designs for the 28 European Union member states.  Their new procedure is named “Fast Track.”  If applicants meet certain conditions, such as paying official fees upfront and selecting goods and services from the pre-approved database, they can take an expedited registration route.

Read more about the conditions and benefits of Fast Track here.