Article 39

1. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.


2. It shall apply from the date of entry into force referred to in paragraph 1, subject to the following exceptions:
(a) Title II shall not apply to applications for an EU trade mark entered before 1 October 2017, as well as to international registrations for which the designation of the Union was made before that date;
(b) Article 9 shall not apply to EU trade marks registered before 1 October 2017;
(c) Article 10 shall not apply to requests for alteration entered before 1 October 2017;
(d) Article 11 shall not apply to declarations of division entered before 1 October 2017;
(e) Article 12 shall not apply to requests for the change of name or address entered before 1 October 2017;
(f) Title IV shall not apply to applications for registration of a transfer entered before 1 October 2017;
(g) Title V shall not apply to declarations of surrender entered before 1 October 2017;
(h) Title VI shall not apply to applications for EU collective marks or EU certification marks entered before 1 October 2017, as well as to international registrations for which the designation of the Union was made before that date;
(i) Title VII shall not apply to costs incurred in proceedings initiated before 1 October 2017;
(j) Title VIII shall not apply to publications made before 1 October 2017;
(k) Title IX shall not apply to requests for information or inspection entered before 1 October 2017;
(l) Title X shall not apply to requests for conversion entered before 1 October 2017;
(m) Title XI shall not apply to supporting documents or translations entered before 1 October 2017;
(n) Title XII shall not apply to decisions taken before 1 October 2017;
(o) Title XIII shall not apply to international applications, notifications of facts and decisions on invalidity of the EU trade mark application or registration on which the international registration was based, requests for territorial extension, seniority claims, notification of ex officio provisional refusals, notifications of invalidation of the effects of an international registration, requests for conversion for an international registration into a national trade mark application and applications for transformation of an international registration designating the Union into an EU trade mark application entered or made before 1 October 2017, as the case may be.
This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
Done at Brussels, 5 March 2018.