Extended Working Groups on CP 11 and CP 12

As a result of the joint efforts of the CP11 Working Group members, MS IPOs, User Associations and non-EU IPOs, the final drafts of both work streams of the CP11: New types of marks –...

OAPI enhances its participation in TMclass and joins DesignClass

As of 14 September 2020, the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) has enhanced its participation in TMclass and joined DesignClass.

EUIPO joins the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS)

On 11 July 2020 the EUIPO became a participating intellectual property (IP) office of the WIPO Digital Access Service (WIPO DAS) as an Office of First Filing.

European cooperation: kick-off event in the newly certified ‘Authenticity’ of Thessaloniki

Following the recent certification of Thessaloniki (Greece) as the first Authenticity under the framework of the European Cooperation Project (ECP8) ‘European Network of Authenticities’, the...

European Cooperation: virtual “Technical Visits” with EU IP Offices.

The biannual European Cooperation technical visits will take place between 7 -29 September 2020, this time in a virtual format.

European Cooperation: New Project Management Office at the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office

In the framework of the European Cooperation Projects, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas, OEPM), with the support of the EUIPO, has defined a set of...

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...