On 8 June 2015, the Council of the European Union published the final texts of its proposal to amend the Community Trade Mark Regulation (Regulation) and Trade Mark Directive (Directive).
The revised drafts reflect the key issues which have been the subject of significant debate in the last year, including:
- harmonisation of trade mark law and practice between EU member states
- measures to protect brand owners’ rights with respect to counterfeit goods in transit
- cooperation between Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and national trade mark offices
- governance and finances of OHIM.