Lower filing fees could be on offer this year as European trademark plans unveiled

When today’s live stream of the European Commission’s presentation of proposals to revise the existing EU legislation on trademarks was cancelled at the last minute, it seemed that further delays might be on the cards. However, the Commission has now issued a statement on its “package of initiatives to make trademark registration systems all over the European Union cheaper, quicker, more reliable and predictable”, with the stated goal of adopting the amended Fees Regulation by the end of 2013.

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