Demand for EU trade marks grow
The EUIPO saw a 5.2% growth in trade mark filings compared to 2018 as stated in its latest annual report.
The EUIPO celebrated the 25th anniversary since its foundation, received its two millionth EU trade mark application and developed a new strategic plan after consultation with stakeholders during 2019.
Demand for EU trade marks and designs remained high according to the report. There was a 5.2% overall growth in trade mark filings compared to 2018 and 3.5% Overall growth in design filings compared to 2018.
In June 2019, the EUIPO received its two millionth trade mark application. The filing volumes for international registrations (IRs) grew significantly - 13.5% compared to 2018; whereas international applications filed at the EUIPO reached 9,791 filings.
The examination of new EUTM filings increased by over 10% compared to 2018. During the same period, an increase of close to 3.7% was achieved in opposition decisions taken compared to 2018. Cancellation decisions closed the year with a strong increase of 23.6% more decisions than last year according to the report. In 2019, 90.3% incoming EUTM direct applications reached registration.