From 23 March 2016 onward, the Office will be called the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Community trade mark will be called the European Union trade mark.
New tariffication "Pay for what you need":The fee system at the EUIPO will change from the fee system applied by OHIM. The system will change from a basic fee that covers up to three classes of goods and services to a "pay-per-class" system. In the area of fees, the Amending Regulation introduces the following changes:
- a new one-fee-per-class system for application and renewal fees
- an overall decrease in fees payable to the Office
- the incorporation of the provisions of the CTM Fees Regulation into the basic regulation