Cheaper EU Trade Marks Available from March 2016

    View Author January 2016

    The EU trade mark reform package we reported on last month has been published. Regulation 2015/2424 concerning the Community trade mark (in the future to be known as European Union trade mark) will come into effect across Europe on 23 March 2016. Directive 2015/2436 will need to be implemented into the national laws of each EU member state by 14 January 2019. Together these laws will ease the burden on brand owners when obtaining EU wide trade mark protection.