Consultation on European Cooperation Projects
In parallel to the ongoing consultation on the Strategic Plan (2016-2020), the Office is now launching a consultation on European Cooperation Projects.
One of the objectives of the proposed Strategic Plan is to intensify network engagement, among others, by implementing a suite of projects of interest to the European Union and its Member States, so as to promote convergence of practices and tools in the field of trade marks and designs. We aim to gather views and suggestions from EUIPO's stakeholders, as well as from the general public. This consultation will run from Tuesday 9 February to Tuesday 22 March 2016.
This consultation is being launched to consider the full effects of the Regulation amending the EU trade mark, published on 24 December 2015, in particular by consulting user representatives during definition phase of the projects. Where relevant, ad hoc technical meetings with stakeholders will be organised or will take place during planned events (e.g. Liaison Meetings, User Group meetings, etc.)
Submit your contribution
The consultation will run from Tuesday 9 February to Tuesday 22 March 2016. You can submit your feedback using our PDF template and sending it to the email address.
Note: Contributions will be confidential. See the privacy statement for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
Read the project briefs
The projects in this programme have been grouped around five headings, each reflecting a different objective. They build on the collaborative and cooperative work carried out by all the partners in the European Trade Mark and Design Network.
|ECP1 Consolidating and Completing the CF landscape: extending the reach of the existing projects under the Strategic Plan 2011-2015 – central tools, Software Package Front Office, Software Package and seven convergence projects||Show|
|ECP2 Major Improvements to Existing CF Tools: enhancing the operational Cooperation Fund tools and databases with new functionalities||Show|
|ECP3 New Tools: Developing and implementing new common tools and standards, with a view to ensuring more interoperability between EU procedures and systems||Show|
|ECP4 Shared Services and Practices: Promoting the development of common examination standards and practices in cooperation with IPOs||Show|
|ECP5 Supporting the Network: Supporting the Network to increase organisational excellence and operational efficiency in EU IP offices, and providing end users with better services||Show|
What do our stakeholders think about our European Cooperation Projects?
|EU National Office||Bulgarian Patent Office||14/03/2016|
|EU National Office||Cyprus Intellectual Property Office||11/03/2016|
|EU National Office||GGE Directorate of Commercial Property||21/03/2016|
|EU National Office||Hungarian Intellectual Property Office||22/03/2016|
|EU National Office||Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic||22/03/2016|
|EU National Office||Italian Patent and Trademark Office||22/03/2016|
|EU National Office||Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia||22/03/2016|
|EU National Office||State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia||22/03/2016|
|EU National Office||UK Intellectual Property Office||21/03/2016|
All input received on time will be reviewed and taken into account for establishing the Office's proposal for project definition to be submitted to the Management Board and Budget Committee.
A summary of the results of the consultation will published on the Office's website. The final version of the European Cooperation Projects will be published during 2016.