Reform of the EU Trade Mark Framework

    View Author June 2015

    On 10 June 2015, the European Parliament, Council and Commission informally agreed to changes to the Trademark Directive 2008/95/EC (Directive) and the Community Trademark Regulation 207/2009/EC (Regulation). The reform of the current legislation is intended to foster innovation in the EU by providing accessible and efficient trade mark registration system in relation to costs, speed and legal certainty. Another of the EU's main motivations was to provide further effective trade mark protection against counterfeit goods, notably those in transit through the EU's territory.