ECP1 – Romania upgrades e-filing for trade marks

The State Office for Inventions and Trademarks of Romania (OSIM) has successfully updated its trade mark e-filing with the support of European Cooperation at the EUIPO

Virtual high-level meetings in the absence of WIPO General Assemblies in Geneva

This year, the customary high-level meetings organised annually in the margins of the WIPO General Assemblies in Geneva are taking place in a new virtual format.

European Cooperation: Completion of ECP5 Capture and Store Historical Files in Bulgaria

More than 3.3 million pages, amounting to 77 000 separate trade mark dossiers, have been digitised in the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria (BPO) as a result of the Capture and Store...

Uganda joins TMclass and DesignClass

As of 03 August 2020, the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) is part of TMclass and DesignClass. URSB will now use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of goods and...

The Dominican Republic and Saint Kitts and Nevis join TMclass

As of 27 July 2020, the National Industrial Property Office of the Dominican Republic (ONAPI) and the Intellectual Property Office of Saint Kitts and Nevis (IPOSKN) are part of TMclass.

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...