DNPI Uruguay now aligned with CP5

The National Directorate of Industrial Property under the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay (DNPI) has published a practice paper today on the impact of non-distinctive/weak...

Expert workshop for the EAPO and its Member States

A two-day virtual workshop on design practices took place on 17 and 18 June 2021, for the Eurasian Patent Organization (<a href="https://www.eapo.org/en/">EAPO</a>) and its...

GDIP Albania now aligned with CP3

The General Directorate of Industrial Property (GDIP) under the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Albania has published a practice paper on the examination of absolute grounds for...

Serbian IP Office now aligned with CP8

The Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia (IPORS) has updated its methodology to include the principles of the Common Practice (CP8): Use of a trade mark in a form differing from...

European Cooperation Points of Contact Touching Base 2021 Meeting

On 8 June, the ‘European Cooperation Points of Contact’ 2021 meeting took place, in a hybrid approach at the EUIPO premises as well as online, with the participation of the ‘Points of Contact’ from...

DNPI Uruguay now aligned with CP6

The National Directorate of Industrial Property under the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay (DNPI) has published a Practice Paper concerning the graphic representation of...

European Cooperation: The Estonian Patent Office (EPA) implements the Common Tools Integration (CTI)

On 13 May the Estonian Patent Office (EPA) implemented the Common Tools Integration (CTI) tool as part of the ’Major Improvements to TMview and DesignView’ project.

European cooperation: kick-off media events in the ‘Authenticities’ of Sofia and Plovdiv

Under the framework of the European Cooperation Projects, in particular ECP8 ‘European Network of Authenticities’, the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria (BPO) and the municipalities of...

European Cooperation: IP User Repository in Lithuania

The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania (VPB) has become the first office to implement the European Cooperation Project ‘IP User Repository (IPUR)’. The implementation in VPB took...

Signature of the MoU between EUIPO and Ukrpatent-Ukrainian Intelectual Property Institute

On 14 May 2021 a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with the state enterprise ‘Ukrainian Intellectual Property Institute’ functioning as the national intellectual property authority...