Legal acts of the European Union
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) 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)
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, of 6 May 2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products (Codified version)
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