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The European Union Trade Mark Reform Package


On 23 December 2015, Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the European Parliament (EP) and of the Council of 16 December 2015 to approximate the laws of the member states relating to trade marks, was published in the Official Journal – full text (pdf, 1,6 MB)
The Directive entered into force on 13 January 2016. The EU Member States have three years to transpose the Directive into their national laws.

On 24 December 2015, the final text of the new EU Trade Mark Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the EU - “Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark and Commission Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 on the Community trade mark, and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 2869/95 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)” – full text (pdf, 895 kB)
The EU Trade Mark Regulation entered into force on 23 March 2016.

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