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Procedure : 2013/0089(COD)
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PV 14/12/2015 - 13
CRE 14/12/2015 - 13

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PV 15/12/2015 - 4.17
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Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - Strasbourg
Laws of Member States relating to trade marks ***II

European Parliament legislative resolution of 15 December 2015 on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (recast) (10374/1/2015 – C8-0352/2015 – 2013/0089(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: second reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Council position at first reading (10374/1/2015 – C8‑0352/2015),

–  having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 11 July 2013(1),

–  having regard to its position at first reading(2) on the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2013)0162),

–  having regard to Article 294(7) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 76 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation for second reading of the Committee on Legal Affairs (A8-0355/2015),

1.  Approves the Council position at first reading;

2.  Notes that the act is adopted in accordance with the Council position;

3.  Instructs its President to sign the act with the President of the Council, in accordance with Article 297(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

4.  Instructs its Secretary-General to sign the act, once it has been verified that all the procedures have been duly completed, and, in agreement with the Secretary-General of the Council, to arrange for its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union;

5.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

(1) OJ C 372, 12.11.2013, p. 42.
(2) Texts adopted of 25.2.2014, P7_TA(2014)0119.

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