The European Union Trade Mark Regulations 2016

Cited asSI 2016/299
JurisdictionUK Non-devolved

2016No. 299

TRADE MARKS

The European Union Trade Mark Regulations 2016

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The Secretary of State has been designated( 1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972( 2) in relation to intellectual property (including both registered and unregistered rights).

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by that section, by sections 52 and 78 of the Trade Marks Act 1994( 3) and by the Department of Trade and Industry (Fees) Order 1988( 4).

Citation, commencement, extent and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the European Union Trade Mark Regulations 2016 and come into force on 6th April 2016.

(2) These Regulations extend to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(3) In these Regulations ‘the 1994 Act’ means the Trade Marks Act 1994.

Amendments to the 1994 Act

2. The 1994 Act is amended as follows.

3. In the heading of Part II and in the italic heading before section 51, for ‘Community’ substitute ‘European Union’.

4. For section 51, substitute—

51. Meaning of ‘European Union trade mark’

In this Act—

‘European Union trade mark’ has the meaning given by Article 1(1) of the European Union Trade Mark Regulation; and

‘the European Union Trade Mark Regulation’ means Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the European Union Trade Mark( 5).’

5.—(1) Section 52 is amended as follows.

(2) In the heading, for ‘Community’, substitute ‘European Union’.

(3) In subsections (1) to (3), for ‘Community’ in each place substitute ‘European Union’.

(4) Omit subsection (2)(a).

(5) In subsection (3)(b), for ‘Article 89’ substitute ‘Article 93’.

(6) After subsection (3) insert—

‘(3A) The reference in subsections (1) and (2)(d) to the European Union Trade Mark Regulation includes a reference to Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 of 20th December 1993 on the Community trade mark( 6).’.

Amendments to the Community Trade Mark Regulations 2006

6. The Community Trade Mark Regulations 2006( 7) are amended as follows.

7. In regulations 2(1) and 5, for ‘Community trade mark court’ substitute ‘EU trade mark court’.

8. In regulations 2(2), 3 and 5 to 11 and in the heading of regulation 9—

(a) for ‘Community trade mark’ in each place substitute ‘European Union trade mark’, and

(b) for ‘Community Trade Mark Regulation’ in each place substitute ‘European Union Trade Mark Regulation’.

9. In regulation 5(1), for ‘Article 98(1)’ substitute ‘Article 102(1)’.

10.—(1) Regulation 10 is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1), for ‘Article 108’ substitute ‘Article 112’.

(3) In paragraph (1)(b), for ‘Article 154(1)(a)’ substitute ‘Article 159(1)(a)’.

(4) In paragraph (2), for ‘Article 109(3)’ substitute ‘Article 113(3)’.

11. In regulation 11(3), for ‘Article 89’ substitute ‘Article 93’.

12.—(1) Regulation 12 is amended as follows.

(2) In the heading, for ‘Community trade mark courts’ substitute ‘EU trade mark courts’.

(3) In paragraph (1) for ‘For the purposes of Article 91 of the Community Trade Mark Regulation, the following courts are designated as Community trade mark courts’ substitute ‘For the purposes of Article 95 of the European Union Trade Mark Regulation, the following courts are designated as EU trade mark courts’.

Transitional Provisions

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