European Trademark Law: Additional Changes Come Into Force on October 1, 2017

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European Trademark Law: Additional Changes Come Into Force on October 1, 2017

In a bid to streamline processes and facilitate cooperation between Member States, the European Trademark Law has been going through the biggest reform since the introduction of the 1989 Trade Marks Directive (2008/95/EC) and the 1994 Community Trade Mark Regulation (207/2009/EC).  Although many reforms have already been introduced, additional changes will come into force on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The changes include:

  1. The elimination of the requirement for the graphical representation of a trademark
  2.  The introduction of the EU certification mark
  3. Diverse procedural changes.

Source:  DEHNS