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European Union Trade Mark

Legal protection for the trade mark valid in the European Union is provided on the basis of the below given legal acts. The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), registers EUropean Union trade marks and carries out procedures related to their processing in accordance with the below given regulations of the Council and the Commission.

The basis of the legal protection of the trade mark, requirements for the trade mark and general rules regulating processing of the trade mark as well as the grounds for appeal and revocation are provided in the Council Regulation. Commission Regulations for implementing the Council Regulation deal with the legal protection procedures of the trade mark in detail, as they regulate mainly procedural activities.

Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the European Union trade mark (Text with EEA relevance.)

Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (Recast) (Text with EEA relevance)

Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark and Commission Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 on the Community trade mark, and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 2869/95 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (Text with EEA relevance)

Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the Community trade mark (codified version) (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 of 13 December 1995 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 on the Community trade mark (Consolidated version)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 216/96 of 5 February 1996 laying down the rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

Directive 2008/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (Codified version)

 

Community Design

Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community designs

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2245/2002 of 21 October 2002 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 on Community designs

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2246/2002 of 16 December 2002 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) in respect of the registration of Community designs

 

Supplementary protection of medicinal products and plant protection products

Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Regulation (EC) No 1610/96 of the European Parliament and of the Council
 

Geographical Indication

Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 of 20 March 2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs

Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks

Council Regulation (EC) No 479/2008 of 29 April 2008 on the common organisation of the market in wine

 

 

Last modified 09.11.2017