DNPI Uruguay is now aligned with CP3

Thanks to the joint collaboration efforts of the National Directorate of Industrial Property under the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay (DNPI), the EUIPO and the EU-funded project IP Key Latin America, the DNPI has just published a Practice Paper concerning the examination of absolute grounds for refusalin regard to figurative trade marks with purely descriptive words/expressions.

As a result of that, now DNPI is the first Latin American IP office to analyze and find common ground with the criteria developed under the Common Communication on the Common Practice of Distinctiveness (CP3) – Figurative marks containing descriptive/non-distinctive words, referred to as marcas mixtas (mixed marks) in Uruguayan terminology.

To read more, please be referred to EUIPO's website.

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