Legal alert

Update: Draft legislation EU Trademark System officially launched

March 17, 2013
Legal alert

Draft legislation by the European Commission (‘Commission’) concerning the European Trademark System was recently leaked.

On 27th March 2013 the European Commission officially launched this draft legislation[1] a form consistent with the information we published in Update of 15 March 2013.


The complete texts of the draft Regulation and draft Directive are now available on the site of the European Commission.


1] European Commission Press Release, ‘Trademarks: Commission proposes easier access and more effective protection’, Brussels, 27 March 2012, Reference: IP/13/287.


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