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Trade Marks: EU Law

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark, on UK trade mark institutions; and if he will make a statement. (277088)

Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark makes no changes that have legal effect. Instead it renumbers the regulation on trade marks, and brings into one place the amendments previously made to it. This codification therefore makes it easier for the regulation to be read. We have been told that the codification will necessitate the rewriting of some legal texts and guidance referring to the previous version of the regulation.