Agreement in Principle Announced for an EU Regime On Conflict Minerals

Agreement in Principle Announced for an EU Regime On Conflict Minerals

In a so-called “trilogue” meeting on June 16, the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers, and the European Commission reached a “political” agreement on the key elements of a regulation that would implement a due diligence and reporting regime for conflict minerals imported in the EU.

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BREXIT: What Does It Mean to Your Intellectual Property in Europe?

BREXIT:  What Does It Mean to Your Intellectual Property in Europe?

By a slim margin, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU) last week. Via the European Union Trademark System and the European Patent Convention a trademark or patent owner had the ability to secure protection across all EU member states by a single, unified registration. Of course, EU protection extended only to EU member states.

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