EU Parliament Greenlights Trademark Updates

Law360, New York (February 25, 2014, 5:48 PM EST) -- The European Parliament on Tuesday approved wide-ranging draft legislation to update the EU's trademark system, including a provision aimed at stopping shipments of counterfeit goods that pass through, but aren't sold in, the 28-nation bloc.

The rule changes, which would still need to be approved by the EU member states at the Council of the European Union, range from the procedural — such as changing the name of the trademark office — to stronger measures such as the anti-counterfeiting rules.

Following the vote, parliament said the...
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