Handy Dandy Design: the CTM no. 500.000 is Italian

Posted on 03/12/2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

Fresh news report from Alicante: the 500.000th Community trade mark registered by OHIM is Italian.

The TM is registered by Handy Dandy Design, a company based in Milan which develops good design for tech products of daily use.

The OHIM President Wubbo de Boer, who announced the news, said that he was
delighted that this special trade mark had gone to an SME: “Our goal – he explained – is to make IP protection both affordable and accessible and this is particularly important for smaller companies making their way in the internal market and striving to get attention in the global

Due to the same reasons, next months’ OHIM declared goal will be to reduce either timing and costs for filing community trade marks.

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