Subject to paragraph 2, the provisions applicable to EU trade mark applications shall apply
mutatis mutandis to applications for transformation of an international registration into an
EU trade mark application pursuant to Article 9 quinquies of the Madrid Protocol.
When the application for transformation relates to an international registration designating
the Union the particulars of which have been published pursuant to Article 190(2),
Article 42 to 47 shall not apply.
In order to be considered a transformation of an international registration which has been
cancelled at the request of the office of origin by the International Bureau pursuant to
Article 9 quinquies of the Madrid Protocol, an EU trade mark application shall contain an
indication to that effect. That indication shall be made when filing the application.
Where, in the course of the examination in accordance with Article 41(1)(b), the Office
finds that the application was not filed within three months of the date on which the
international registration was cancelled by the International Bureau, or the goods and
services for which the EU trade mark is to be registered are not contained in the list of
goods and services for which the international registration was registered in respect of the
Union, the Office shall invite the applicant to remedy the deficiencies.
If the deficiencies referred to in paragraph 4 are not remedied within the time period
specified by the Office, the right to the date of the international registration or the
territorial extension and, if any, of the priority of the international registration shall be lost.
The Commission shall adopt implementing acts specifying the details to be contained in an
application for transformation pursuant to paragraph 3 of this Article. Those implementing
acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in