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Romania and Bulgaria join the EU

Romania and Bulgaria join the EU

21/12/06

As of 1 January 2007, Romania and Bulgaria will join the European Union. As a result both countries will become part of the CTM and RCD systems thereby bringing the number of countries that can be covered by a single EU Trade Mark or Design Registration to 27. Existing CTM and RCD applications and registrations will automatically be extended to cover the two new countries.