ETO is the official European umbrella association for the specialty eqipment and tuning industry.
The association represents an important industry – employing thousands of Europeans and generating
billions in tax Euros throughout the continent. In a recent development, the ETO has been officially
recognized as a European organization following its status for the past several years as an
active working group.
New EU trade mark regulation - Declaration deadline ends soon
· A number of large-scale reforms to the registration process · Class headings have changed - before it was sufficient to simply state the entire class heading · Transitional period on the declaration to clarify intention of protection beyond those covered by the literal meaning of heading classes end on September 24th 2016
Germany - General warranty restrictions in respect of vehicle modifications are not allowed
Recently the ETO member VDAT had the issue of (voluntary, add on warranties) warranty restrictions in respect of vehicle modifications legally evaluated by a German attorney. The result states clearly that a general warranty restriction clause in respect of vehicle modifications is not allowed.