Kerstin Jorna outlines EU Commission’s trade mark plans
The European Commission’s timetable for publishing plans to overhaul trade mark law in the EU has been underpinned by a wish to draft a “solid proposal” that will be adopted quickly, Kerstin Jorna, the Commission official in charge of IP issues, has told Managing IP
Jorna, who took over the top IP job following Margot Fröhlinger’s departure to the EPO in April, said that the Commission expects to reveal its proposals for updating the trade marks directive and regulation in September this year.
This is later than many trade mark professionals had expected. In September 2010, Commission official Tomás Lorenzo Eichenberg told the MARQUES annual conference...
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