EIRP Proceedings, Vol 7 (2012)

Aspects of National and Community Trademarks

Constantin Anechitoae, Calin Marinescu


When Romania joined the EU on January 1, 2007, all Community trademarks (CTM), with the filing date before that date, were automatically extended and have effects in Romania. National brands do not extend across the EU. In order to obtain a Community trade mark, a single application is filled in at OHIM. It can convert a Community trade mark application into national trade mark. The registered community trade mark has effect in all EU Member States, including Romania. The national trademarks registered nationally - at the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM) - are effective only in Romania and have no effect in the European Community.


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