New EU Trade Mark Regime to address ECJ's Decision in IP Translator

August 26, 2015

The European Court of Justice’s June 2012 decision in IP TRANSLATOR changed the way trade mark specifications are interpreted. OHIM’s application of this decision led to inconsistent interpretations of trade mark specifications depending on whether they pre- or post-dated that decision. The new EU Regulation governing EU-wide trade marks looks set to remove this inconsistency, but at the expense of CTM owners.

For a summary and analysis of this decision and the New Regulation, read "New EU Trade Mark Regime to address ECJ's Decision in IP Translator."