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The reform of the Finnish Trademarks Act has reached the final steps as the new Act has been ratified by the President of Finland on 26 April 2019.The new law will enter into force on implementing EU Trademark Directive ((EU) 2015/2436) and Singapore Treaty (Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks 2006) and introducing a number of significant changes to the current trademark practice.

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In line with the provisions in the European Union Trade Mark Regulation (EUTMR), the new provision now states that all trademarks which can be represented in the trademark register in such a way that the competent authorities and the public can “clearly and unambiguously determine the object of trademark protection” will be admitted for registration.It is important to note that trademarks filed and registered under the new practice in black & white but used in color can be invalidated by third parties due to non-use after five years.The term of protection for trademarks filed under the new law expires 10 years after the filing date instead of the registration date.In opposition proceedings, it will be possible to request the proof of use of the opponent’s trade mark, if it has been registered for more than five years.The new Act also introduces possibility for the parties to file a joint request for suspension of the proceedings.

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