ÖPA Austria

Office Details
The Austrian Patent Office
Contact details

The Austrian Patent Office

Dresdner Str. 87, PO Box 95, 1200 Vienna, AT

+43 (0)1 534 24 - 0

+43 (0)1 534 24 - 535




Implemented in 2013 or earlier

Common Gateway for Applications

An easy and efficient way to access the European Trade Mark and Design Network.

e-Learning for SMEs

Concise and easy IP e-learning for SMEs


Trade mark classification tool

IP Enforcement Portal

The single EU platform to deal with IPR enforcement matters


Trade mark search tool

CP2. Convergence of Class Headings

Reach a common interpretation on the Nice Class Headings (project closed)

Implemented in 2014

CP1. Harmonisation on Trade Marks Classification Practice of G&S

Creating a common classification database and practice (project closed)

Common User Satisfaction Survey

Harmonised survey system for IP Offices

CP4 – Scope of Protection of Black and White (B&W) Marks

Trade marks exclusively in black, white and/or shades of grey (project closed)


Registered designs search tool


A common support tool for examiners

Implemented in 2015

CP5. Relative Grounds – Likelihood of Confusion (Impact of non-distinctive/weak components)

The objective of this project is to harmonize the different interpretations on how to deal with non-distinctive/weak components of trade marks in the context of the examination of relative grounds for refusal (likelihood of confusion) (project closed)

CP3. Absolute Grounds - Figurative Marks

Harmonize the different interpretations