- Posted by Ulrike Grübler
- On 15 January 2016
Significant changes to European trademark law will be coming into effect in 2016. Just before the turn of the year the European Parliament adopted a very substantial reform package for EU trademarks. The revised laws aim to make EU trademark law fit for the challenges of business in the 21st Century, for example by making the registration of trademarks cheaper, quicker and more reliable for firms.
The changes are the result of almost 3 years of inter-institutional debate and the confirmed reform package contains a wide range of innovations. In fact, the amendments will bring the most substantial change of European trademark law since the introduction of the Community trademark system in 1996.
Dr Ulrike Grübler focuses on Soft IP with an emphasis on German, European and International trademark and design law, domain names as well as copyright law.