CP3 extension to the Republic of Serbia

The Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia (IPORS) has included the principles of the Common Practice in relation to figurative marks containing descriptive or non-distinctive words...

Public consultation on the evaluation of GIs, PDOs, PGIs and TSGs

The European Union protects more than 3 000 names of specific products through its EU quality schemes: Geographical Indication (GI); Protected Designations of Origin (PDO); Protected Geographical...

Ecuador joins DesignView

As of 11 November 2019, Ecuador’s National Service of Intellectual Rights (SENADI) has made its design data available to the DesignView search tool

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.