Article 32

1. Without prejudice to Article 39(7) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001, a seniority claim pursuant to Article 192(1) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 shall contain:
(a) the registration number of the international registration;
(b) the name and address of the holder of the international registration in accordance with Article 2(1)(b) of this Regulation;
(c) an indication of the Member State or Member States in or for which the earlier trade mark is registered;
(d) the number and the filing date of the relevant registration;
(e) an indication of the goods or services for which the earlier trade mark is registered and those in respect of which seniority is claimed;
(f) a copy of the relevant registration certificate.


2. Where the holder of the international registration is obliged to be represented in proceedings before the Office pursuant to Article 119(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001, the seniority claim shall contain the appointment of a representative within the meaning of Article 120(1) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001.


3. Where the Office has accepted the seniority claim, it shall inform the International Bureau accordingly by communicating the following:
(a) the number of the international registration concerned;
(b) the name of the Member State or Member States in or for which the earlier trade mark is registered;
(c) the number of the relevant registration;
(d) the date from which the relevant registration was effective.