European Cooperation: CTI Data Quality Validator in Lithuania

The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania (VPB) has implemented the CTI Data Quality Validator (DQV) as part of the “Major Improvements to TMview and DesignView” project.

The Lao People's Democratic Republic joins TMclass

As of 10 August 2020, the Department of Intellectual Property under the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (DIP-LA) has joined TMclass with goods and...

European Cooperation: Cyprus completed the digitisation of its registry books

The Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver (DRCOR) in Cyprus has successfully completed the digitisation of its registry books relating to trade marks on 28 July 2020, under the...

European Cooperation: Thessaloniki is the first ‘Authenticity’

On 30 July 2020, under the framework of the European Cooperation Project (ECP8) ‘European Network of Authenticities’, the Municipality of Thessaloniki (Greece) became the first certified...

ECP1 – Romania upgrades e-filing for trade marks

The State Office for Inventions and Trademarks of Romania (OSIM) has successfully updated its trade mark e-filing with the support of European Cooperation at the EUIPO

Virtual high-level meetings in the absence of WIPO General Assemblies in Geneva

This year, the customary high-level meetings organised annually in the margins of the WIPO General Assemblies in Geneva are taking place in a new virtual format.

European Cooperation: Completion of ECP5 Capture and Store Historical Files in Bulgaria

More than 3.3 million pages, amounting to 77 000 separate trade mark dossiers, have been digitised in the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria (BPO) as a result of the Capture and Store...

Uganda joins TMclass and DesignClass

As of 03 August 2020, the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) is part of TMclass and DesignClass. URSB will now use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of goods and...

The Dominican Republic and Saint Kitts and Nevis join TMclass

As of 27 July 2020, the National Industrial Property Office of the Dominican Republic (ONAPI) and the Intellectual Property Office of Saint Kitts and Nevis (IPOSKN) are part of TMclass.

EUIPO joins the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS)

As from 11/7/2020 the EUIPO will become an Office of First Filing, making priority documents for designs (RCD) available in DAS.