More than one year has passed since the new trademark law and its implementing regulations came into force in Romania, bringing extensive changes and issues.
More than one year has passed since the new trademark law and its implementing regulations came into force, bringing extensive changes and issues. Some of these have been clarified by the implementing regulations, while others have been solved by the jurisprudence, but most of them continue to challenge IP practitioners and owners.
The aim of the new law was to put in place a faster registration procedure while relieving the Romanian Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) of some of its ever-growing workload, by excluding examination on relative grounds and reducing deadlines.
This article looks at whether the goal pursued by the adoption of the new legislation was reached and point out some of the most important issues, some of which are yet to be resolved.
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Romania, trademark law, PTO, applications, provisional protection