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.

European Cooperation working groups meet at EUIPO

From 30 September to 3 October 2019, the EUIPO hosted the 7th European Cooperation Projects (ECP) working group meetings.

OAPI joins TMview

As of 1 October 2019, the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool.

Improved TMview version launched in beta

An improved beta version of TMview ( is now available alongside the original interface, as part of a planned improvement to the world’s biggest free trade mark...

Six IP offices from outside the EU to use the list of terms from the HDBPI

As of 30 September 2019, the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IIP-BIH), the National Intellectual...