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A pivotal year for the EU trade mark system

James Nurton, London

With a new Trade Mark Directive and Regulation, and the publication of its next five-year plan, 2016 is proving to be a key year for the EUIPO (formerly OHIM). James Nurton reports


March 23 2016 was the day that the Community trade mark (CTM) died and the EU trade mark (EUTM) was born. However, most users of Europe's trade mark system will have noticed little impact from the change – which arose...

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