Since March 17, 2019, Canada has officially become a member of the Madrid Protocol, the Nice Agreement and the Singapore Treaty. These treaties will be applicable in Canada from 17 June 2019.
Continuing the review of the changes in the opposition procedure made by the French draft orders transposing the “Trademark reform package”, we will now focus on the conduct of the procedure.
Among the changes made by the French draft orders transposing the “Trademark reform package”, in addition to deleting the graphic representation requirement and the expansion of grounds for refusing an application, is the modification of the opposition procedure.
The Czech Republic has recently amended its trademark law in order to transpose the EU Directive of 16 December 2015
In France, the transposition of the Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council of December 16, 2015 is still ongoing. The draft orders, published on February 15, plan numerous amendments to the Intellectual Property Code. We will focus here on the grounds for refusal of an application for registration of a trademark, which are extended by the project.
Following our previous analysis of the modifications generated by the draft enactment project of the “Trademark Package” in French law, we focus our analysis here on the elimination of the graphical representation requirement.