OHIM will be renamed to European Union Intellectual Property Office
Beginning from 23 March 2016 the present Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) will be renamed to European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in the course of the EU Trade Mark Reform. Community trade mark (CTM) will also be renamed to European Union trade mark (EUTM).
In addition the reform will change the official fees concerning the trade mark proceedings in EUIPO. The current “three classes for the price of one” will be changed to a “one class per fee” system. The cost of filing an application in one Class will be 850 EUR and in 3 Classes 1050 EUR, the renewal fee for 3 Classes will be 1050 EUR. The aim of the changes is to make it less expensive for smaller businesses to own trade marks in only one or two Classes, which also unclogs the system from unused trade marks in certain classes.