Trade Mark Registration
Community Trade Mark – CTM 008701559
The Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of The European Union
What is a Community trade mark (CTM)?
A CTM is a trademark valid across the European Union, registered with OHIM in accordance with the provisions of the CTM Regulations.
Scope and validity
A CTM is valid in the European Union as a whole. It is not possible to limit the geographic scope of protection to the certain Member States.
A CTM is valid for 10 years and can be renewed indefinitely for periods of ten years.
Level of protection
A CTM confers on its proprietor an exclusive right to use the trademark and to prevent third parties to use, without consent, the same or a similar mark for identical or similar goods and/or services as those protected by the CTM.
After any future enlargement of the European Union, any CTM registered or applied for will be automatically extended to the new member states without formality or fee.
Enforcing your rights
A CTM grants its proprietor an exclusive right to prevent unauthorised use of the mark in trade without his/her consent. More specifically, the proprietor is entitled to prevent unauthorised third parties from putting the registered CTM onto their goods or packaging; offering goods, putting them on the market or stocking them for commercial purposes using the registered CTM; offering or supplying services carrying the registered CTM; importing or exporting goods under it; and using it on business papers and in advertising.
If an unauthorised third party engages in any of these practices, it is guilty of infringing the exclusive right of the proprietor.
The proprietor of a CTM can act against these infringements by taking measures expressly provided for under the CTMR in relation to disputes concerning the infringement and validity of CTMs, and in particular via:
Proceedings at the Community trade mark courts established under the CTMR
Filing requests for action with EU customs authorities. This administrative procedure permits proprietors of a CTM to request the EU customs authorities to retain suspected counterfeit goods while under their control.
More information: Office for Harmonisation in the internal market
European Headquarter is based in Rzeszów, Poland and director for Europe and EU is PhD. Maciej Dluski.
Headquarter in the United Kingdom is based in Sutton, Surrey with a practice based in Tooting and director MSc Michal Miodonski.
General rules for each therapist, despite experience and “dan” are very simple:
- one must have a valid license to perform YuMeiHo®Therapy in a country of registration,
- only original diplomas issued in Japan will be valid,
- after passing the exam for Dan 2 a therapist has 15 months to achieve Dan 3 in YuMeiHo® therapy to be entitled to obtain a full license,
- each therapist must pass verification exam every year,
- lead courses, take exams and issue YuMeiHo® diplomas (certificates) can ONLY therapists from groups JOKYU and SHIHAN (5, 6 and 7 Dan),
- therapist with Dan 4 can lead courses only with the consent and under the supervision of their teacher but cannot examine and issue diplomas,
- all teachers must have a teaching contract with YuMeiHo® Center in Japan or with their official representative, who has the authorization to coordinate teaching,
- exam for Dan 5 and higher must be taken in Japan.
For more information regarding other European counties please visit www.yumeiho.eu.
In YuMeiHo® organisations all over the world, we follow the original Japanese qualification system. There are 7 levels – Japanese “dan” – describing the level of experience.
Dan 1 Shokyu – shodan yumeihoshi – a person on the beginning of the learning process, who is simply learning by watching more experienced practitioners.
Dan 2 Shokyu – nidan yumeihoshi – that is level given to practitioner, who can already practice on clients, however, all the work is under close and on-going supervision. After passing the exam for Dan 2 a therapist has 15 months to achieve Dan 3 in YuMeiHo® therapy to be entitled to obtain a valid license.
Dan 3 Chukyu – sandan yumeiho renshi – is a first stage of being independent and fully licensed YuMeiHo® therapist. From this “dan” therapist is getting professional experience and actually, there is no need in gaining higher qualification unless the particular therapist is interested in becoming YuMeiHo Therapy teacher.
Dan 4 Chukyu – yondan yumeiho renshi – will be assisting on the courses as well as supporting his/her clients on regular basis.
Dan 5 Jokyu – godan yumeiho kyoshi – that is a first exam, that has to be passed in YuMeiHo Institute in Japan and very likely therapist with 5 dan has chosen a teaching path.
Dan 6 Jokyu – rokudan yumeiho kyoshi, shihandai – means that therapist is active not only in his/ her business but is contributing actively to the organisation.
Dan 7 Shihan – nanadan yumeiho hanshi, shihan – the highest and very prestige “dan” that is given to YuMeiHo teachers, who are working for YuMeiHo organisation and dedicate their professional life to promote YuMeiHo worldwide.
So once again:
SHOKYU (Beginner/Learner) 1 and 2 dan
CHUKYU (Intermediate/Practitioner) 3 and 4 dan
JOKYU (Advanced practitioner or/and Teacher) 5 and 6 dan
SHIHAN (Master) 7 dan