Poland implements Back Office

    The Polish Patent Office (PPO) has gone live with the  Back Office for trade marks and designs, developed by the Cooperation Fund.

    The PPO is the first IP Office to go-live with the whole functionality provided by the tool, including:

    • Registration process for trade marks and designs
    • Oppositions/Cancellations proceedings for trade marks and designs
    • Recordals for trade marks and designs
    • Appeals
    • International registrations for trade marks and designs
    • International applications for trade marks

    The overall aim of the Cooperation Fund is to benefit users across the EU by providing modern, state of the art tools and services for EU national and regional offices. The integration of the Back Office system in the PPO was possible due to the close cooperation between OHIM and Polish colleagues.

    Five IP offices across the EU are already using the Back Office, including the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), which along with the PPO was a pilot office for the Back Office system and defined its core functionalities.