European Cooperation: Enhanced Back Office goes live in Greece

The Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation (OBI) has improved its Back Office system, with the support of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation Projects (ECP2).

Publication of CP11 Common Communication

The CP11 Common Practice on ‘New types of marks: Examination of formal requirements and grounds for refusal’ was adopted by the Management Board by written procedure in October 2020

EUIPO-SIPO meeting

The Executive Director of the EUIPO, Christian Archambeau, and Dr Vojko Toman, the Director of the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), met online on 8 April 2021.

EUIPO - IP Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan meeting

On 6 April, the Executive Director of the EUIPO and the Director of the National Institute of Intellectual Property of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KAZPATENT), Mr Yerbol Ospanov, have signed a...

Publication of CP12 Common Communication

After being unanimously adopted by the Management Board of the EUIPO in November 2020, the CP12 Common Practice/Recommendations on ‘Evidence in trade mark appeal proceedings’ has now been published...

Georgian IP Office now aligned with CP10

The National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (Sakpatenti) has published a practice paper on the criteria for assessing the disclosure of designs on the internet and to provide...

Project definitions of new convergence projects CP13 and CP14

The project definitions and the recommended scopes of the convergence projects CP13 ‘Trade mark applications made in bad faith’ and CP14 ‘Trade marks contrary to public policy or to accepted...

EUIPO - Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IIP): Workshop

Workshop on the Directive (EU) 2015/2436 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks

European Cooperation: Lithuania upgrades its back office system

The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania (SPB) has successfully upgraded its back office system to SP Back Office. The upgrade was completed on 18 February 2021. This was possible...

JPO-EUIPO Trade Mark Expert Meeting

The EUIPO held a two-day virtual expert meeting with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on 3 and 4 March. This annual event between the two offices is part of the EUIPO’s bilateral cooperation...