Research and analysis

Cluttering and non-use of trade mark in Europe

IPO commissioned research providing evidence on the extent of cluttering and non-use of trade marks in Europe.



UK’s IPO was keen to better understand the extent of cluttering within the UK and European register. IPO therefore commissioned this report on cluttering and on-use of trade marks, with the objective of building evidence to inform debate on the prevalence of trade marks that are partially or wholly unused by their owners.

Published 24 August 2015