European Commission Publishes Max Planck Institute Study on European Trade Mark System

more+
less-

The study suggests that the European Commission’s next review of the Community Trade Mark Regulation and Trade Mark Directive will result in an even closer cohesion between national marks, and between national marks and the Community Trade Mark.

On 8 March 2011, the European Commission published a study by the Max Planck Institute entitled “Study on the Overall Functioning of the European Trade Mark System”. The study was produced in response to a request from the Commission for a comprehensive examination of trade mark law in Europe, with the ultimate purpose of assisting the Commission in a future review of the Community Trade Mark Regulation (CTMR) and the Trade Mark Directive (TMD).

Overall, the study suggests that the Commission’s next review of the CTMR and TMD will result in an even closer cohesion between national marks, and between national marks and the Community Trade Mark. Although at present there is no time frame for the Commission’s review, the study is being closely scrutinised by practitioners, as it is widely seen as the precursor to widespread and fundamental reform of the European trade mark system.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© McDermott Will & Emery | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

more+
less-

McDermott Will & Emery on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×
Loading...
×
×