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august 23, 2021 Om EUIPO
New tool for the examination of International Design Registrations
The EUIPO has launched a new tool for the examination of International Design Registrations designating the European Union (EU). This tool has been developed in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) and is part of the back office of our examiners.
The new back office has been designed to increase the efficiency of design examination, including specific features to assist in the assessment of the consistency between the design views.
In addition, when the Office accepts an international design designating the EU, we will now send our customers a cover letter confirming the new protection granted within the EU via WIPO.
This is one of many initiatives that the EUIPO is undertaking to support small businesses and that are part of our 2025 Strategic Plan. Designs are a powerful driver for improving economic indicators. In fact, design-intensive industries account for 30.7 million direct jobs and contribute 16.2% of the EU’s total GDP according to the IP Contribution study.