On the 15th of December 2015 the European reform package passed the European Parliament. We reported on the major changes this reform package brings here. It includes changes e.g. like the renaming of the “Community Trademark” into “European Trademark”, but also the strengthening of the position of trademark owners and a change to the fee system for trademark applications.
With this legislative step there are only minor formal steps to take until the trademark reform package comes into force, e.g. its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. So it is likely that the reform will take effect by summer 2016.
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