Virtual meeting with INPI Portugal

The Executive Director of the EUIPO, Christian Archambeau, held a virtual meeting with the President of the Directive Council of the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Propriety (INPI), Ana Bandeira.

WIPO-EUIPO meeting and signature of Joint Work Programme

On 8 February, Mr Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Mr Christian Archambeau, Executive Director of the EUIPO, held a virtual high-level meeting...

European Cooperation: visual search for TMview extended to Germany

TMview’s visual search facility, which allows users to search for trade mark images in the world’s largest online trade mark database, continues to be extended with the addition of the German...

European Cooperation: virtual Technical Visits with EU IP Offices

The biannual European Cooperation technical visits are taking place between 1-19 February 2021, in a virtual format.

European Cooperation: visual search for TMview extended to Denmark

As of 18 December 2020, the Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO) has made its trade mark images available to TMview visual search tool.

Public consultation now open: EU geographical indications scheme

The European Commission has launched a public consultation inviting citizens and organisations as well as national and regional public authorities to contribute to the assessment of how to...

European Cooperation: OSIM enhances its front and back-office systems

The Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM) has enhanced its front-office and back-office applications with added capabilities.

European cooperation: new online services in Bulgaria

The Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria (BPO), with the support of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation Service, has improved the service it provides to its users with the launch of a new release...

Norway enhances its participation in TMclass

As of 20 January 2021, the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) has enhanced its participation in TMclass. From this day, NIPO will use and accept the terms from the harmonised database of...

State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI) now aligned with CP5

The State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI) has published Practice Paper: Likelihood of confusion (impact of non-distinctive/weak components) relative grounds of...