Article 195

1. Once the Office has received a notification of an international registration designating the Union, it shall draw up a Union search report as provided for in Article 43(1) provided that a request for a search report, pursuant to Article 43(1), is made to the Office within one month of the date of notification.


2. As soon as the Office has received a notification of an international registration designating the Union, the Office shall transmit a copy thereof to the central industrial property office of each Member State which has informed the Office of its decision to operate a search in its own register of trade marks as provided for in Article 43(2) provided that a request for a search report, pursuant to Article 43(2), is made to the Office within one month of the date of notification and the search fee is paid within the same period.


3. Article 43(3) to (6) shall apply mutatis mutandis.


4. The Office shall inform the proprietors of any earlier EU trade marks or EU trade mark applications cited in the Union search report of the publication of the international registration designating the Union as provided for in Article 190(1). This shall apply whether or not the holder of the international registration has requested to receive the EU search report, unless the proprietor of an earlier registration or application requests not to receive the notification.