23rd Liaison Meeting – Online session on COVID-19 related Trade Marks

    The EUIPO is hosting the first Online session of the 23rd Liaison Meeting on Trade Marks on 6 May 2020, for the first time through digital means.

    The 23rd Liaison Meeting on Trade Marks was initially planned to take place in Alicante on 10-11 March. Due to the rapidly evolving spread of the COVID-19 through Europe, the Office decided to prioritise the health of its stakeholders, staff and providers above all other professional considerations. All meetings and events during the months of March, April and May have been postponed or virtualised, including the 23rd Liaison Meeting on Trade Marks.

    This first online session of the 23rd Liaison Meeting on Trade Marks will be dedicated to an exchange of views on COVID-19 related trade mark applications.

    The Liaison Meetings constitute the official forum in which experts from the intellectual property offices of the EU Member States, candidate countries and members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), as well as representatives of the European Commission and User Associations meet to discuss the latest developments in the area of trade marks and exchange technical expertise in line with Article 152 EUTMR. With regard to this, the Liaison Meetings significantly contribute towards the continuous development and sustainability of a European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN).