New Fees of the Harmonization Office

The OHIM intends to reduce the costs for the registration of community trademarks. The registration fee will be abolished whereas the application fee will be slightly raised. This measures will result in an average cost reduction of about € 700 per application. The new schedule most likely will become effective the first week of May 2009. The abolishment of the registration fee will be applicable for all those community applications which on that date are not yet ready for registration.