In France and before the OHIM, the recordal of a pledge only requires a copy of the pledge Deed neither notarized nor legalised.
A translation in French of the Deed (for the French office) or in one of the two chosen languages (for the OHIM) is required. C
onfidential information can be concealed in the Deed. Recordal of pledges can be withdrawn by filing before the Office either a final Court order or a written declaration in which the parties agree to the removal.
Consequently, trademark status must always be checked prior to proceeding with any Change of ownership.