CTM renamed to EU trademark
As from March 23, 2016, all existing Community Trade Marks (CTM) automatically become European Union (EU) trademarks. The terms “CANopen”, “CANopen FD”, and “CiA” have been already registered for CAN in Automation (CiA) as trademarks in Europe. According to the EU Regulation No. 2015/2424, they are now EU trademarks.
The Amending Regulation was published on December 24, 2015 and is part of the EU trademark reform legislative package that also include the replacement of the existing EU Trademark Directive (2008/95/EC) of the European Parliament and the Council.
CiA members and owners of CANopen vendor-IDs assigned by CiA e. V. have the right to use CiA’s registered EU trademarks (“CANopen”, “CANopen FD”, and “CiA”), when they accept the related policy.
If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact CiA office by email: headquarters(at)can-cia.org.