We previously reported on anticipated reforms to the trade mark system across the EU.  The European Parliament has now approved the reforms as of December 15, which is a little earlier than expected.  These reforms will impact the Europe-wide Community trade mark system as well as the national trade mark system of each EU member state.  Trade mark owners will benefit from these reforms in a number of ways, including to their pocket books as a result of the reduction of official fees.

Please see our update for more details about key changes.

Squire Patton Boggs’ attorneys Florian Traub and Iliana Haleen can be contacted for more information.