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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

European Union (EU)

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
June 12, 2013Regulation (EU) No. 608/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 12, 2013, concerning customs enforcement of intellectual property rights and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No. 1383/2003
November 25, 2009Regulation (EC) No. 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel.
February 26, 2009Council Regulation (EC) No. 207/2009 of February 26, 2009, on the Community trade mark (codified version) (Text with EEA relevance)
January 14, 2009Directive 2008/121/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 January 2009 on textile names
October 22, 2008Directive No. 2008/95/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 22 October 2008 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (codified version)
June 28, 2007Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No. 2092/91
October 27, 2003Council Regulation (EC) No. 1992/2003 of 27 October 2003 amending Regulation (EC) No. 40/94 on the Community trade mark to give effect to the accession of the European Community to the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the international registration of marks adopted at Madrid on 27 June 1989

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
December 12, 2012Regulation (EU) No. 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters
March 31, 2009Commission Regulation (EC) No. 355/2009 of 31 March 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No. 2869/95 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) and Regulation (EC) No. 2868/95 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No. 40/94 on the Community Trade Mark
July 24, 2007Commission Regulation (EC) No. 877/2007 of 24 July 2007 amending Regulation (EC) No. 2246/2002 concerning the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) following the accession of the European Community to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs
October 14, 2005Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1687/2005 of 14 October 2005 amending Regulation (EC) No. 2869/95 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) with regard to adapting certain fees
December 6, 2004Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2082/2004 of 6 December 2004 amending Regulation (EC) No 216/96 laying down the rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)
April 26, 2004Commission Regulation (EC) No. 782/2004 of 26 April 2004 amending Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2868/95 of 13 December 1995 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No. 40/94 on the Community trade mark to give effect to the accession of the European Community to the Madrid Protocol
April 26, 2004Commission Regulation (EC) No. 781/2004 of 26 April 2004 amending Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2869/95 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)
December 13, 1995Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2868/95 of 13 December 1995 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No. 40/94 on the Community trade mark
December 13, 1995Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2869/95 of 13 December 1995 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

Treaty Approvals

Date of TextTitle
October 27, 2003Council Decision (EU) No. 793 of 27 October 2003 approving the accession of the European Community to the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the international registration of marks, adopted at Madrid on 27 June 1989

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