OHIM stipulated recently the conditions for filing sound trademark and indicated that an MP3 file may now be joined with the technical conditions providing that its size does not exceed one Megabyte and that it does not allow loops or streaming.
This does not mean that the MP3 file is sufficient. In fact, it is still compulsory to join a separated representation of the mark.
In order to test the process, INLEX CONSEIL filed the first trademark in MP3 format, under the application number 004 901 658.
We will track the delivery proceedings and provide you with information in the next IP TALK issue.