In addition to the obligation to keep a Register within the meaning of Article 111, the
Office shall collect and store in an electronic database all the particulars provided by
applicants or any other party to the proceedings pursuant to this Regulation or acts adopted
pursuant to it.
The electronic database may include personal data, beyond those included in the Register
pursuant to Article 111, to the extent that such particulars are required by this Regulation
or by acts adopted pursuant to it. The collection, storage and processing of such data shall
serve the purposes of:
(a) administering the applications and/or registrations as described in this Regulation
and in acts adopted pursuant to it;
(b) accessing the information necessary for conducting the relevant proceedings more
easily and efficiently;
(c) communicating with the applicants and other parties to the proceedings;
(d) producing reports and statistics enabling the Office to optimise its operations and
improve the functioning of the system.
The Executive Director shall determine the conditions of access to the electronic database
and the manner in which its contents, other than the personal data referred to in
paragraph 2 of this Article but including those listed in Article 111, may be made available
in machine-readable form, including the charge for such access.
Access to the personal data referred to in paragraph 2 shall be restricted and such data shall
not be made publicly available unless the party concerned has given his express consent.
All data shall be kept indefinitely. However, the party concerned may request the removal
of any personal data from the database after 18 months from the expiry of the EU trade
mark or the closure of the relevant inter partes procedure. The party concerned shall have
the right to obtain the correction of inaccurate or erroneous data at any time.