27 March 2013 - AIM warmly welcomes the Commission proposals adopted today for a revision of EU trade mark law. The main features of the proposals include:
The Commission proposals will now be sent to the European Parliament and to the Council for debate and adoption.
As part of its impact assessment , the Commission points to the fact that Europe's economy relies on powerful brands, requiring strong and effective trade mark protection and points out that the value of the top ten brands per country amounts to almost 10% in relation to the country’s GDP .
Here is the link to the Commission's frequently-asked-questions release.