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...

ECP working groups: 28 September to 2 October 2020

Experts from the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN) are meeting virtually for the 9th European Cooperation Projects (ECP) working groups.

European Cooperation: State Office for Inventions and Trademarks of Romania (OSIM) has successfully integrated its front office and back office applications

On 21 September 2020, the Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM) successfully integrated its front office and back office systems. This will allow trade marks and designs filed...

European Cooperation: Enhanced back office in the Greek Trademark Office (GGE)

The Greek Trademark Office (GGE), with the support of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation Projects, has implemented several functional enhancements to its Back Office tool.

European Cooperation: Polish Patent Office (PPO) upgraded its back office system

The Polish Patent Office (PPO), with the support of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation Projects, has upgraded its back office system.

Extended Working Groups on CP 11 and CP 12

As a result of the joint efforts of the CP11 Working Group members, MS IPOs, User Associations and non-EU IPOs, the final drafts of both work streams of the CP11: New types of marks –...

OAPI enhances its participation in TMclass and joins DesignClass

As of 14 September 2020, the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) has enhanced its participation in TMclass and joined DesignClass.

EUIPO joins the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS)

On 11 July 2020 the EUIPO became a participating intellectual property (IP) office of the WIPO Digital Access Service (WIPO DAS) as an Office of First Filing.