Green Trademarks – Europe

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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Eric Lane

Eric Lane, the founder and principal of Green Patent Law, is an intellectual property lawyer and registered U.S. patent attorney in New York and is a member of the bar in New York and California. Eric has more than two decades of experience working with wind, solar PV, CSP, biofuels, and geothermal, energy storage technologies, carbon capture and sequestration, medical devices, data communications, mechanical, chemical, internet and software.