Trademark law in the European Union: Current legal framework and proposals for reform

27-09-2013

The legal framework for trademarks in the EU is based on the coexistence of national trademarks systems, harmonised by a Directive since 1988, and a unitary Community Trademark, introduced in 1994 by a Regulation. In March 2013 the Commission adopted a reform package for EU trademark law.

The legal framework for trademarks in the EU is based on the coexistence of national trademarks systems, harmonised by a Directive since 1988, and a unitary Community Trademark, introduced in 1994 by a Regulation. In March 2013 the Commission adopted a reform package for EU trademark law.