Company and Product Information
To do so, enter Company Information and then, Company Details and click on Update.
By clicking on Add a Legal Representative, a rights holder can include one or more legal representatives that will have access to their company portfolio and will be able to act on its behalf, for example, key-in information in the IP Enforcement Portal or file a Customs Application for Action (AFA).
The legal representatives will be visible in the table under the title Include a Legal Representative with columns Name, Email and the Countries they will cover.
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The legal representative will receive credentials and the company account will be automatically linked to the ‘representative account’.
The ‘representative account’ will allow you to access the accounts of their various clients with one password. You will have a ‘company portfolio’ with your clients and you can enter various accounts. Once you have a profile created in the IP Enforcement Portal any other rights holder can select your legal office/company and appoint you as their representative in the tool.
For enforcers, one of the main challenges is to find a rights holder as they need to get in contact with them in their own language in the context of a detention. In the IP Enforcement Portal, a Contact Point is the contact person of the rights holder for a given Member State. It can be a person dealing with either legal or technical matters that will be able to assist enforcers in the identification of counterfeited products in case they find suspicious goods relating to your intellectual property rights (IPRs).
Providing a Contact Point in each Member State is mandatory when filing an AFA applicable for a specific country. Due to the above, please make sure to fill out this information, being as detailed as possible, and update it on a regular basis.
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Due to the importance of getting in contact with the rights holders, all enforcement authorities registered in the IP Enforcement Portal have access to the Company information general data on the company as this part is open to them by default.
The Product information level (Product Portfolio) contains detailed and sensitive information on the products. It is protected by a PINsafe and needs to be actively SHARED with the enforcement authorities in order to become visible to them.
A window with a relation of all the enforcement authorities accessing the IP Enforcement Portal will open providing you with the possibility to decide specifically which enforcement authorities you want to share the uploaded information about your products with. If you would like to share it with all authorities acting in the IP Enforcement Portal, please tick the ‘Select All’ box.
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The EUIPO does not have access to any information uploaded by rights holders. The IP Enforcement Portal team has, however, access to statistics on the content of the tool.
Furthermore, you can classify your products using the field Category. The categorisation may help you to relate similar products and to filter them in the Product Portfolio table. This categorisation is also useful for the multiple edition functionality, as it is possible to update all the products with a given category.
To do so, enter the Product Portfolio and choose the corresponding product. Next, click on View IPR related to this Product and then Add new Intellectual Property Rights to the Product.
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Select the related IPRs from your IPR Portfolio (that you have previously uploaded into the IP Enforcement Portal from TMview and DesignView for your trade marks and designs) or keyed in for other IP rights (patents, geographical indications, copyrights, etc.).