New OHIM website from 1 July



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OHIM is launching a new website on 1 July. The site has been designed to be more welcoming while also providing professional users with easy access to the tools they need to register trade marks and designs and to manage their interactions with the office.



The front page includes a "professional area" with direct links to MyPage, legal texts and case-law. There is also quick access from every page to OHIM's databases and to the e-filing tools and forms.
The new site, which has been developed after consultation with users, includes better search features, an expanded news service, and access to basic information to help less frequent visitors orient themselves.

The content has been rewritten and reorganised, and OHIM will also be introducing interactive elements including user discussions, polling and multimedia. More information will be made available progressively over the coming weeks to help users make the transition to the new website.
The site is organised in four four main sections: “Trade Marks”, “Designs”, “Quality plus” and “About OHIM”. Each section is colour-coded to help users understand where they are in the site.

The “Quality plus” section provides access to the Office’s quality policy, the Service Charter, User Satisfaction Survey, and guidance
Community trade mark and designs - outlining the advantages, and explaining about the registration process, fees and payments and renewals.
on how to file a complaint. You will also find information on cooperation projects with IP offices in member states and internationally.

The Networks and Users’ Groups subsection, includes:
  • The OAMI Users Group, the e-Business Users Group
  • The European Judges’ Symposium, a network which meets to promote harmonization in the application of the Community trade mark and Community design regulations at all levels of jurisdiction.
  • Information about OHIM’s participation in networks with other major IP offices.

The section titled “About OHIM”, is where users can find institutional information about the Office. It is also the “home” section for news, events and multimedia. While “Latest News” is accessed via the front page, the news archive is kept here, and this section also provides access to our monthly online magazine, Alicante News. Under “Institutional information” you can find out more about how OHIM is organised, in sections on our Administrative Board and Budget Committee, the Boards of Appeal, financial and budget information, and our organisational chart.