Argentina joins TMclass, Peru joins DesignClass

As of 04 November 2019, the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) joined TMclass, and will use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database (HDB) within the tool.

New e-learning courses in cooperation with EU IP offices

The EUIPO, together with the intellectual property offices of the EU Member States and the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), has developed a new series of tailor-made tutorials as...

Liaison Meetings on Trade Marks and Designs at EUIPO

From 22-24 October, the EUIPO hosts the 22nd Liaison Meeting on Trade Marks and the 18th Liaison Meeting on Designs.

Liechtenstein joins TMview

As of 21 October 2019, the Bureau of Intellectual Property within the Office of Economic Affairs of the Principality of Liechtenstein (AVW) has made its trade mark data available to the TMview...

European Cooperation: Transposition of Trade Mark Directive Malta

The Maltese Commerce Department (IPRD), responsible for Industrial Property in Malta, has launched an updated version of their software to address the various changes required to comply with the...

European Cooperation: improved e-filing in Bulgaria

The Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria (BPO) has successfully implemented a set of improvements to their e-filing system.

European Cooperation: enhanced back office for Greek Trademark Office

The Greek Trademark Office (GGE), with the support of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation Projects, has implemented an enhanced back office system on 30 September 2019.

European Cooperation: Slovenian SIPO launches Project Management Office

The Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), with the support of EUIPO’s European Cooperation Projects and within the framework of the ‘ECP5 Project Management Certification for IP Offices’...

Consultation on CP11 – New Types of Trade Mark

The draft Common Practice of the project CP11 ‘New Types of Trade Mark – Examination of formal requirements and absolute grounds for refusal and invalidity’ has been made available in...

European cooperation: EPA implements a quality management system

The Estonian Patent Office (EPA) has successfully completed the external audit which certifies the implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS) according to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.