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Benelux Trademarks – Cancellation Procedure – Appeal

Oct 11, 2018
Category: News

Since 1st June 2018 it is possible to file a claim for cancellation of a Benelux registered tardemark before the Benelux Trademark Office (BOIP). The cancellation procedure includes invalidation or revocation procedures. Indeed, before that date, when an intervention against a Benelux registered trademark was considered, it was necessary to introduce the claim before the courts.  Henceforth, this procedure becomes administrative, it permits to obtain the cancellation of a Benelux registered trademark faster and in a less expansive way.

Furthemore, the appeals against BOIP’s decisions were previously lodged before the courts.  These appeals will be lodged now before the Benelux Court of Justice and the procedure will be faster and less expansive as well.

We can assist you with these procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.