Country
Last reviewed
Stage of legislative progress 
Benelux 8
March
2019
On 1 March 2109, the amended Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property ("BCIP") implementing the Trade Marks Directive (EU) 2015/2436 ("Directive") came into force. Note that there is no transitional period.
Czech Republic 11
January
2019
The Directive was implemented into Czech national trade mark law (i.e. Act No. 411/2003 Coll. on trade marks, the "CZ Trademark Act") on 1 January 2019.
Denmark 1
January
2019
The implementing draft was approved at the third reading in the Danish Parliament the 20th November 2018. The Danish government implemented the Directive into Danish national trade mark law on 1 January 2019.
Finland 14
February
2019
The Directive will be implemented into Finnish national law through a reform of the Finnish Trademarks Act. A proposal for the new law was published on 18 October 2018. The new law is expected to take effect in April or May 2019.
France 16 October 2018 The French Government intends to implement most of the changes of the Directive into French Intellectual Property Law ("CPI") on 14 January 2019. However some of the changes (in particular the compulsory establishment of revocation and nullity procedures before national offices, see below) will be effective as of 14 January 2023. For the time being, the Directive has not been implemented in France and no draft of the new French Trademark Law has been published yet.
Germany 16 October 2018

The German Government implemented most of the changes of the Directive into German national trade mark law ("MarkenG") on 14 January 2019. Some of the changes (in particular the change to administrative procedures) will be effective as of 1 May 2020. 

Hungary  17 December
2018
The Directive is implemented by the amendments to the Hungarian Trademark Act (Act XI of 1997 on the Protection of Trademarks and Geographical Indications) accepted on 30 October 2018 and effective as of 1 January 2019.
Italy 21 February
2019
The Italian Government has been empowered by Law n. 163 of 25 October 2017, published in the Italian Official Journal on 6 November 2017, to issue the legislation implementing, among others, the Directive and must proceed accordingly within 12 months starting from the date of entry into force of the Law n. 163, i.e. by 21 November 2018.

On February 14, 2019 the Council of Ministers, on the proposal of the Minister of Economic Development, approved in final examination the legislative decree implementing the Directive. The Government Bill regarding the implementation can be accessed here (in Italian).
Poland 16 October 2018 Implementation of the Directive will take place in Poland through an amendment to the Industrial Property Law. The new Act has been drafted and is currently being reviewed by a Parliamentary committee. It is not yet certain when the implementation will come into effect
Slovakia 16 October 2018 Slovakia has implemented the changes brought about by the Directive into the national trade mark act with the effectiveness as of 14 January 2019. In line with the Directive, some of the changes (in particular the change to revocation or declaration of invalidity under Article 45 Directive) are intended to be implemented later on (plan is the year 2020).
Spain 16 October 2018 The Spanish Government intends to implement most of the changes of the Directive into national trade mark law ("Ley de Marcas") on 14 January 2019. Some of the changes (in particular those referring to administrative procedures) will be effective as of 14 January 2023.
Sweden 14 December
2018
The Swedish Parliament has accepted the Government’s proposal draft. The legislative changes due to the implementation of the Directive will come into force on 1 January 2019. The Government bill regarding the implementation can be accessed here (in Swedish).
UK 14
January
2019
On 14 January 2019, the Trade Marks Regulation 2018 (SI 2018/825), implementing the Trade Marks Directive (EU) 2015/2436 (the "Directive") and amending the Trade Marks Act and the Trade Mark Rules 2008, came into force. Note that there is no transitional period, so all the changes to the Act and the Rules came into force on 14 January 2019.