As reported on World Trade Mark Review, there have been calls on OHIM to cut trade mark renewal fees. These exceed filing fees, are often more than a thousand pounds, and requires no examiner time or deliberation. Simply the press of a button.
The prospects of such a voluntary reduction in budget by a part of the EU machinery does, though, appear slim.
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