The Trade Mark Directive (EU) 2015/2436 (the "Directive") will be implemented into national trade mark law throughout the EU. This is the EU’s next step towards harmonisation of the EU trade mark law. The directive will bring different changes to each country within the EU.

Our Trade Mark Directive Tracker shows how Member States are progressing towards implementing the Directive. For those countries in which Bird & Bird operates we provide detailed information: Please click here to see an overview of the key changes and click here to see an overview of the status of the implementation into national law. Please click below to view detailed information on the countries you are interested in.

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