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.