Public consultation now open: EU geographical indications scheme

The European Commission has launched a public consultation inviting citizens and organisations as well as national and regional public authorities to contribute to the assessment of how to...

European Cooperation: OSIM enhances its front and back-office systems

The Roanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM) has enhanced its front-office and back-office applications with added capabilities.

European cooperation: new online services in Bulgaria

The Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria (BPO), with the support of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation Service, has improved the service it provides to its users with the launch of a new release...

Norway enhances its participation in TMclass

As of 20 January 2021, the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) has enhanced its participation in TMclass. From this day, NIPO will use and accept the terms from the harmonised database of...

State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI) now aligned with CP5

The State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI) has published Practice Paper: Likelihood of confusion (impact of non-distinctive/weak components) relative grounds of...

European Cooperation: Sofia and Plovdiv join the European Network of ‘Authenticities’

On 18 November 2020 and 22 December 2020, under the framework of the European Cooperation Project (ECP8) ‘European Network of Authenticities’, the municipalities of Sofia and Plovdiv became the...

EUIPO-KIPO Exchange on new technologies and AI

EUIPO-KIPO Exchange on new technologies and AI Following the exchanges in the TM5&ID5 forums, a...

Serbian IP Office implements CP5: Relative Grounds of Refusal – Likelihood of confusion (impact of non-distinctive/weak components)

Serbian IP Office implements CP5: Relative Grounds of Refusal – Likelihood of confusion (impact of non-distinctive/weak...

Monaco and San Marino join DESIGNclass

Monaco and San Marino join DESIGNclass As of 09 November 2020, the Industrial Property Office of the...

Publication of CP8 Common Communication

Publication of CP8 Common Communication The CP8 Common Practice on  ‘Use of a mark in a form...