European Cooperation: Sweden launches new online services for trade marks and designs
The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) has introduced a new service that allows users to file oppositions online. This e-service is part of the Software Package Front Office, a tool developed under the auspices of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation Fund.
Over the last 12 months, PRV has launched 15 new e-services for trade marks and designs in cooperation with the EUIPO.
PRV’s online services platform is expected to serve around 13 000 applications per year. The platform and the new e-services facilitate the introduction of future IP legislation by streamlining and modernising the way users perform all activities connected with the trade mark and design lifecycle.
Under the provisions of Article 151 EUTMR, the EUIPO and its stakeholders are working together on five major European cooperation projects. The overall aim of the projects is to benefit users across the EU by providing modern, state-of-the-art tools and services for EU IP offices.