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

info@patentamt.at

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Initiatives

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

TMclass

Trade mark classification tool

IP Enforcement Portal

The single EU platform to deal with IPR enforcement matters

TMview

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)

DesignView

Registered designs search tool

CESTO

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