Remove series trade marks

At a glance

Policy ID: 26

Status: On hold

Priority: Low

Trade marks

Issue summary

A series of trade marks is made of two or more similar trade marks on the same application or registration. Very few series trade marks are filed.

Series trade marks provide no extra protection to applicants, incur a fee and can be a source of confusion regarding what falls within a series. Removing series trade marks may reduce administrative burdens on applicants and third parties.

History

  • On hold 04-Sept-2017
  • Priority reviewed August 2020

Comments

Issue to be considered in future. Other matters of higher priority will be considered first.

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