Reform On Community Trade Mark Law

Reform On Community Trade Mark Law

On 12/24/2015 it has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union the EU Regulation No. 2015/2424 dated 16.12.2015 laying down the amendment of Regulation EC No. 207/2009 concerning the Community trademark. The new rules will come into force on March 23 2016. Among the main changes: the Office will be renamed EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) and the CTM will be renamed “European Union trade mark”. Moreover, there are also important changes with reference to the taxation system and the requirements for registration of the new European Union trade mark.