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.

European cooperation: Over 600 certifications for IP offices

The EUIPO has attained 635 certifications in the framework of the European Cooperation Project ‘ECP5 Project Management Certification for IP offices’, reaching the majority of the participating...

Montenegro joins DesignClass

As of 13 July 2020, the Ministry of Economy of Montenegro is part of DesignClass and will use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of product indications (HDBPI) in DesignClass.

HDB in TMclass extended to Georgia

As of 13 July 2020, the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (Sakpatenti) has decided to use the list of terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB) in TMclass.

Enhanced front office goes live in Ireland

The Intellectual Property Office of Ireland (IPOI) has successfully implemented a new version of front office as well as various improvements on e-filing and e-services for both trade marks and...

European Cooperation: EUIPN Point of Contacts virtually met for an ECPs informative session

On 1 July 2020, the EUIPN Point of Contacts virtual meeting gathered members of the EU Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN), with the aim to bring together national offices and gather feedback on...

New courses in cooperation with EU IP offices

The EUIPO, under the European Cooperation Project ‘ECP3 Academy eLearning (ALP)’, has produced a set of tutorials reflecting national IP practices, in relation to trade mark opposition, trade mark...

European Cooperation: New Trade Mark Law in Cyprus

On 5 June 2020 the Parliament of the Republic of Cyprus voted in favour of its new Trade Mark Law which was subsequently published on 17 June 2020.

New Zealand joins DesignView

As of 29 June 2020, the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has made its design data available to the DesignView search tool.

EUIPO meets with WIPO and EPO

The EUIPO hosted online bilateral meetings with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) on 10 and 12 June 2020.