Article 1

This Regulation lays down rules specifying:


(a) the details to be contained in an application for an EU trade mark to be filed at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (‘the Office’);
(b) the documentation required to claim the priority of a previous application and to claim seniority, and the evidence to be filed to claim an exhibition priority;
(c) the details to be contained in the publication of an application for an EU trade mark;
(d) the content of a declaration of division of an application, how the Office has to process such a declaration, and the details to be contained in the publication of the divisional application;
(e) the content and form of the certificate of registration;
(f) the content of a declaration of division of a registration and how the Office has to process such a declaration;
(g) the details to be contained in requests for alteration and for the change of name or address;
(h) the content of an application for registration of a transfer, the documentation required to establish a transfer, and how to process applications for partial transfers;
(i) the details to be contained in a declaration of surrender and the required documentation to establish a third party's agreement;
(j) the details to be contained in the regulations governing use of an EU collective mark and those governing use of an EU certification mark;
(k) the maximum rates for costs essential to proceedings and actually incurred;
(l) certain details concerning publications in the European Union Trade Marks Bulletin and the Official Journal of the Office;
(m) the detailed arrangements as to how the Office and the authorities of the Member States are to exchange information between each other and open files for inspection;
(n) the details to be contained in requests for conversion and in the publication of a request for conversion;
(o) the extent to which supporting documents to be used in written proceedings before the Office may be filed in any official language of the Union, the need to supply a translation and the requisite standards of translations;
(p) the decisions to be taken by single members of the Opposition and Cancellation Divisions;
(q) concerning the international registration of marks:
(i) the form to be used for the filing of an international application;
(ii) the facts and decisions of invalidity to be notified to the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (‘the International Bureau’) and the relevant time of such notification;
(iii) the detailed requirements regarding requests for territorial extension subsequent to international registration;
(iv) the details to be contained in a seniority claim for an international registration and the details of the information to be notified to the International Bureau;
(v) the details to be contained in the notification of ex officio provisional refusal of protection to be sent to the International Bureau;
(vi) the details to be contained in the final grant or refusal of protection;
(vii) the details to be contained in the notification of invalidation;
(viii) the details to be contained in the requests for conversion of an international registration and in the publication of such requests;
(ix) the details to be contained in an application for transformation.