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Germany: Amendments to Trademark Regulation in Force

The German PTO announced amendments to the trademark regulation that became effective June 24, 2016.  The changes include:

 

Colored trademarks and black & white trademarks need to be submitted in the way they were intended to be registered.  It is no longer possible to request a black & white trademark registration when a colored version has been submitted.

 

Colored trademarks are now recognized as its own trademark type and covered by its own paragraph.

 

For trademarks including non-Latin characters, a translation, transliteration and transcription needs to be submitted with the trademark representation.

 

Source:  dpma.de