Go to home page
Protect your trade marks and designs in the European Union

Protect your intellectual property in the European Union



October 04, 2018 About the EUIPO

Stakeholder Quality Assurance Panels Project (SQAP) audit on 3-5 October 2018

The EUIPO would like to thank the representatives of User Associations for taking part in this initiative.


From 3 to 5 October 2018, the EUIPO welcomes the seventh audit performed by users on the quality of EUIPO decisions.

19 users representing 12 User Associations meet at the EUIPO premises to check a sample of opposition decisions according to the Office’s quality criteria.

The participants in this audit, along with their respective User Associations, are:



Marieke Westgeest AIPPI
Steve Felix APRAM
Julien Delucenay APRAM
Christian Duran ASIPI
Lucy Cundliffe CITMA
Benjamin Fontaine ECTA
Tamás Kocsis ECTA
Elia Sugrañes FICPI
Eleni Kokkini FICPI
Stephan Biagosch GRUR
Jana Bogatz GRUR
Minna Aalto-Setälä ICC
Ana Sampaio ICC
Pablo Amat Rodríguez INTA
Paola Ruggiero INTA
Thomas Hvammen Nicholson MARQUES


The EUIPO would like to thank the representatives of User Associations for taking part in this initiative.

About SQAP

In its Strategic Plan 2020, the EUIPO set itself the goal of enhancing customer-driven quality services by being more user-oriented and focusing on the quality of its products and services.

SQAP contributes to achieving this goal by involving users in the quality management of the Office. The Office uses their feedback to improve the quality of its decisions, as well as to bridge the gap between users’ perception of quality and the internal quality measurement results.

SQAP is a learning exercise for both the Office and its users: users play an active role in the Office’s quality processes and the Office, based on their input, takes actions to improve the quality of its products.

Members of User Associations can contact their respective association for information on how to participate in the SQAP audits.


We use cookies on our website to support technical features that enhance your user experience. We also use analytics. Click for more information