A number of changes are in the works with respect to the EU Trade Mark system, including a change to the name of the well-known Community Trade Mark and the office charged with granting them.  The European Parliament, Council and Commission informally agreed to several changes on June 10, which are intended to improve accessibility and efficiency in the registration system, as well as provide further trademark protection against counterfeit goods.  Please see our client alert for more details about key changes and next steps towards the changes becoming official.

Squire Patton Boggs’ attorney Iliana Haleen can be contacted for more information.