We sent you our Legal Alert last week about the leaked draft legislation concerning the European Trademark System, in which we highlighted a few of the expected changes.

On 27th March 2013 the European Commission officially launched this draft legislation1 a form consistent with the information we already provided you with.

The complete texts of the draft Regulation and draft Directive are now available on the site of the European Commission.


1. European Commission Press Release, 'Trademarks: Commission proposes easier access and more effective protection', Brussels, 27 March 2012, Reference: IP/13/287.

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