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Ursula Höfermayer , Austrian Patent Office serv.ip Imre Gonda, Hungarian Patent Office INTA , 1 8-21 May 2008 , Berlin. When are trade marks important for enterprise s?. Enter a foreign market Set up a foreign base Sell your products and services Stand out from the crowd of competitors

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Ursula h fermayer austrian patent office serv ip imre gonda hungarian patent office

Ursula Höfermayer,Austrian Patent Office serv.ip

Imre Gonda, Hungarian Patent Office

INTA, 18-21 May 2008, Berlin


When are trade marks important for enterprise s

When are trade marks important for enterprises?

  • Enter a foreign market

  • Set up a foreign base

  • Sell your products and services

  • Stand out from the crowd of competitors

    Create a significant sign

CETMOS, INTA Berlin

18-21 May 2008


If you want to make sure that

If you want to make sure that…

  • you are not going to infringe earlier trade mark rights

  • the unauthorised use of your established TM is revealed early enough

  • your TM is either outstanding or one amongst many

    Then you need a similarity search report

CETMOS, INTA Berlin

18-21 May 2008


Antecedent for a new tm search service

Antecedent for a new TM search service

  • complex TM systems in Europe (national, international, CTM)

  • large number of earlier TMs

  • „threat” of TM infringement / opposition / cancelation

Existing demand for information about earlier TM rights that might be in conflict

CETMOS, INTA Berlin

18-21 May 2008


Difficulties when acquiring tm info for a region

Difficulties when acquiring TM info for a region

  • territorial divided rights

  • incomplete databases

  • circuitous ways collecting TM info

  • different legal interpretation

  • high costs, variety of languages

  • lack of unified source containing all existing TM rights

CETMOS, INTA Berlin

18-21 May 2008


The solution

The solution:

Objectives

  • Supply meets demand

  • Bring in some added value through

    • One stop shop

    • Better quality

    • Standardized information

    • Quick delivery

    • One language

CETMOS, INTA Berlin

18-21 May 2008


Ursula h fermayer austrian patent office serv ip imre gonda hungarian patent office

Central European Trade Mark Observation Service


Product description

Product Description

  • Each NPO searches for confusingly similar trademarks, valid or pending in its country

  • CTMs are covered as well

  • Search for word marks and image marks

  • results of all similarity searches of all participating NPOs in an integrated layout

  • delivery time: 4-6 weeks

  • format : pdf

  • language: EN

CETMOS, INTA Berlin

18-21 May 2008


The order process

The order process

  • E-order via www.cetmos.eu

  • Easily accessible and easy to use form

  • Minimal data required (name, address, sign to be searched, Nice classes)

  • Wide range of options (type of signs and use of Nice classes)

  • Confirmation by e-mail

  • Payment upon receipt of invoice

CETMOS, INTA Berlin

18-21 May 2008


Advantages for the customer

Advantages for the customer

  • An attractive region  9 countries

  • Up-to-date databases

  • National language and trade mark culture

  • Expertise and experience

  • Necessary data well structured

  • Decision support on filing

CETMOS, INTA Berlin

18-21 May 2008


The search report

The search report

CETMOS, INTA Berlin

18-21 May 2008


Thank you for your kind attention

Thank you for your kind attention!


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