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October 01, 2020 About the EUIPO
AG2Review: new quality initiative for Absolute Grounds
On 1 October, in accordance with Decision No EX-20-06, the EUIPO is launching the ‘AG2Review’ initiative to enhance quality and consistency in absolute grounds examination. AG2Review is a peer-to-peer review of the Office’s AG objection letters before their notification to the trade mark applicant. Letters that have been peer reviewed are easily identifiable by the presence of the AG2Review stamp and the reviewer’s name. However, the responsibility for objecting to a trade mark remains exclusively with the examiner signing the objection letter.
This initiative is a result of the User Satisfaction Survey and user feedback received by the Office from the Stakeholder Quality Assurance Panel (SQAP). It is an expression of the Office’s continuous commitment to improvement and the provision of better services to its users.