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A new era for EU trade marks


Are you ready for the fundamental changes coming to trade mark law and practice in Europe? Over the next four pages, we provide pointers for steps you need to consider – and when. By James Nurton

Almost exactly 20 years ago, on April 1 1996, the first Community trade mark (CTM) applications were filed at the newly established OHIM in Alicante, which had 86 staff. Interviewed in Managing IP at the time, the Office's first president,...


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