Green Trademarks – Europe

December 21st, 2007 by Eric Lane Leave a reply »

A Matter Network story  reported yesterday that the European Union has adopted the Energy Star program that was the subject of my last post.  (read additional press coverage here)  In addition to registering the mark in the U.S., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a European Community registration for the Energy Star mark for buildings, lighting products, consumer electronics, kitchen appliances, office equipment, etc.  The Matter Network story notes the significance of the EU adopting a U.S. program on environmental issues, an area where U.S. leadership has been lacking.  From an intellectual property perspective, it’s good to see the spread of a green certification mark.


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