EU Trade Mark Regime: Initial Appraisal of the Commission's Impact Assessment

15-07-2013

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the following proposals, submitted on 27 March 2013: Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark (COM (2013) 161; and Commission proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (recast) (COM (2013) 162).

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the following proposals, submitted on 27 March 2013: Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark (COM (2013) 161; and Commission proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (recast) (COM (2013) 162).