Changes to EU Trade Mark practice – October 2017


A number of changes have been introduced to the EU Trade Mark system over the past few months.  These came about due to “Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and the Council amending the Community trade mark regulation” (or “the Amending Regulation” for short) entering into force on 23 March 2016.  Secondary legislation was required for many of the amendments, and many of those provisions only come into force on 01 October 2017.  This bulletin focuses on the changes being introduced October 2017. That’s the technical jargon out of the way!  So, what are we talking about?  […]