As of October 1st 2017, in connection with the entry, on March 23rd 2016, of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2015/2424 amending the regulation on the Community trade mark, the trade mark system being in force in the European Union was enlarged by a new type of trade mark, i.e. the EU certification mark.
The main aim of introducing the EU certification marks was to ensure that goods and services certified by such marks have specific characteristics, including in particular a certain quality in terms of material or method of production. The marking of goods or services with the EU certification mark is therefore intended to give consumers a guarantee that they have specific characteristics and comply with the imposed standards. (more)