New types of marks available after the European Union Trade Mark Reform An Analysis in the light of the U.S. Trade mark law
Ribeiro da Cunha
This article analyzes one of the novelties brought about by the European Union trade mark reform; i.e. the removal of the graphic representation requirement opening opportunities to register new types of marks at the European Union Intellectual Property Office. In this article, the legal requirements for the registration of the non-traditional trade marks under the legal frameworks of the European Union and the United States of America are discussed and the new provisions of the European Union trade mark law on the representation of trade marks are assessed.
EU trademark regulation
non traditional trademarks
ribeiro da cunha2020