Common Communications on CP9 and CP10 published

The EUIPO has published the CP9 Common Practice ‘Distinctiveness of three-dimensional marks (shape marks) containing verbal and/or figurative elements when the shape is not distinctive in itself’...

Georgian IP Office now aligned with CP6

The National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (Sakpatenti) has published a practice paper concerning graphic representation of designs.

COVID 19 Update: measures in place after activation of ‘state of alarm’ in Spain

On 14 March, the Spanish government activated a ‘state of alarm’ due to the spread of COVID-19 across Spain.

Visual search for TMview extended to Poland

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 grow.

Panama joins TMclass and DesignClass

As of 16 March 2020, the General Directorate of the Industrial Property Registry of Panama (DIGERPI) is part of the TMclass and DesignClass tools. DIGERPI now uses and accepts the list of terms...

New e-learning modules in cooperation with MARQUES

The EUIPO, together with MARQUES, has developed two new e-learning modules on intellectual property within the framework of the ‘ECP3 Academy Learning Portal’ cooperation project.

Consultation on CP11 – New Types of Trade Marks

The draft Common Practice documents of the work-streams 1 and 2 of the project CP11 ‘New Types of Trade Mark – Examination of formal requirements and grounds for refusal and invalidity’ have...

INNORPI Tunisia now aligned with CP3

The National Institute of Standardization and Industrial Property of Tunisia (INNORPI) has published a practice paper concerning the examination of absolute grounds for refusal as regards...

Update on COVID 19

In the context of the ongoing and rapidly evolving spread of the COVID 19 throughout Europe, the EUIPO is committed to prioritising the health of its staff, stakeholders, such as Intellectual...

Consultation on CP12 – Evidence in Trade Mark Appeal Proceedings

The second draft Common Practice of the project CP12 ‘Evidence in Trade Mark Appeal Proceedings: filing, structure and presentation of evidence, and the treatment of confidential evidence’ has been...