The European Community Trademark Reform and What It Means For Canadian Brand Owners

On February 18, 2016, in News, Trademarks, Uncategorized, by Paula Clancy

On December 24, 2015, a new Regulation (EU No. 2015/2424) was published which will bring several significant changes to the Community Trademark system.  The Regulation will come into force on March 23, 2016.  The aim of the Community Trademark Reform is to harmonize the existing national EU trade mark system. What are some of the […]

OHIM Changes Practice for Black and White Marks

On August 30, 2014, in News, Trademark Tips, Trademarks, by Paula Clancy

On June 2, 2014, the European Community Trade-mark Office (known as “OHIM”), changed its practice for trade0marks filed in black and white or gray-scale.  Specifically, while a black and white registration was thought to cover all colour variants of the mark, OHIM’s new policy suggests that this is no longer the case.  Under the new […]