The cover story of the latest edition of the EuropeanTMDN newsletter focuses on convergence project CP3, which aims to find common ground among national IP offices when assessing trade mark applications which contains a figurative element and descriptive and/or non-distinctive words.

    Mr. Sandris Laganovskis, Director of Latvia's Patent Office, offers in an interview his views on collaborating with OHIM and the implementation of Software Package suite of applications, developed through the Cooperation Fund.

    Among other articles and news from the trade mark and design network members, readers will find an account of the Cooperation Fund results after almost five years of operations – nearly 350 project implementations of new tools and services, which have transformed the IP services landscape across the ETMDN.