Convergence meetings in OHIM

    Representatives of EU IP offices and user associations are meeting in OHIM today and tomorrow (1 and 2 December), in the framework of the Convergence Programme.

    The meeting will deal with project CP3, which aims to converge on the practice of examination of absolute grounds for refusal regarding figurative marks with purely descriptive words or expressions.

    The Convergence Programme, launched in 2011, links OHIM with National Offices and User Associations in an effort to reach common ground in areas where IP offices have different practices. It complements the work being done to create common IT tools taking place under the Cooperation Fund.