The UBAtc issues 200 to 300 Technical Approvals (ATG) and European Technical Assessments (ETA) annually.
Their publication is being done automatically in the database, ensuring that users can benefit from the new documents via internet as soon as possible, but this does not permit users to have an overview of recently issued documents.
Responding to the needs of users of Technical Approvals, the UBAtc will issue an overview of recently issued documents. This will permit users to become acquainted with recent developments.
Our intention is to announce a new list every 2 months.
Reuse in the construction sector will become increasingly important. For trademarks on reused construction products, the principle of “Trademark exhaustion” applies, i.e. the sale of used goods is permitted and the existing trademarks must not be altered or removed when the product is offered for sale again after its initial use.
To protect the interests of the rightful users of the ATG figurative mark, i.e. the holders of technical approvals, the UBAtc board of administrators clarified that the ATG figurative mark may not be used by entities commercialising reused products for which an approval was issued before their first use.