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.