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March 10, 2021 EU Intellectual Property Network
EUIPO-NIPO online Heads meeting
On 10 March 2021, the Executive Director held an online Heads meeting with the new Director General of the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO), Ms Kathrine Myhre.
The purpose of the meeting was to review the progress in our cooperation activities, and to agree on other future initiatives to be implemented jointly, within the framework of the ‘Broaden the Cooperation Framework outside the EU’ project launched in January 2021 under SP2025, with a focus on the extension of IP tools and practices.
NIPO has always been a close partner of the EUIPO. Examples of our cooperation are the integration of the Harmonised Database of Goods and Services (HDB), a valuable list of terms for our users available in TMclass since 20 January 2021, and their support in organising two IPforYOU seminars that took place on 20 and 21 January 2021. These were addressed to Norwegian SMEs and IP professionals.
The meeting anticipates a continued excellent collaboration between both Offices. Future joint initiatives will be held in the context of our Memorandum of Understanding, promoting a dynamic environment for the growth of business and entrepreneurship.
This international cooperation activity falls under Strategic Driver 1 – Interconnected, efficient and reliable IP system. It contributes to Strategic Goal 1.1 – Matching tools and practices with users’ needs, with Key Initiative 3 – Enhanced engagement with global partners for the extension of common tools and practices.