OEPM Spain

Office Details
Spanish Patent and Trademark Office
Contact details

Spanish Patent and Trademark Office

Paseo de la Castellana, 75, 28046 Madrid, ES

+34 902 157 530

+34 91 4 572 586

informacion@oepm.es

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Initiatives

(including design e-filing, e-services and the back office system under the Software Package)

Implemented in 2013 or earlier

Common Gateway for Applications

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

TMview

Trade mark search tool

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

Creating a common classification database and practice (project closed)

CESTO

A common support tool for examiners

CP2. Convergence of Class Headings

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

Quality

EU IP Offices quality standards

TMclass

Trade mark classification tool

Common User Satisfaction Survey

Harmonised survey system for IP Offices

ACIST

Cross border data sharing for enforcers

DesignView

Registered designs search tool

e-Learning for SMEs

Concise and easy IP e-learning for SMEs

IP Enforcement Portal

The single EU platform to deal with IPR enforcement matters

Similarity

IP Office assessments of similarity of G&S

Implemented in 2014

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

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

Forecasting

Generating trade mark and design filing forecasts for IP Offices

Software Package

Web based suite of tools supporting the trade marks and designs lifecycle

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

Seniority

A seniority claim allows you to maintain the right obtained in a member state, under the EUTM.