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Cooperation is a mandate and a mission at the EUIPO.

The IP world is ever more interlinked and interconnected, so to help our customers and to strengthen the global IP framework, we cooperate and collaborate with partners both in the EU and internationally.

 

Our network is built through European cooperation in the area of tools and services, and at international level throughout the world.

 

Our IP network encompasses our European partners in the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN); the national and regional intellectual property offices of the EU. Together, we build advanced tools and services for our customers, and we develop and implement common practices.

At international level, we implement a set of EU-funded projects for the European Commission in China, South-East Asia (the IPKey South-East Asia and the Arise+IPR projects), Latin America, the Caribbean, Georgia and Africa.

We also cooperate bilaterally with other countries and regions around the world, as well as with international forums like TM5 and ID5.

Our Institutional Relations function handles all interactions between our major partners: EU institutions; national and regional IP offices of the Member States of the EU; and user associations. It is here that the Secretariat of the Management Board and Budget Committee, our governing bodies, is based. The Institutional Relations function also handles the Liaison Meetings, and is in charge of the two-way information flow between the EUIPO and its stakeholders through a number of bilateral and ad-hoc events.

Through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, transferred to the EUIPO in 2012 under Regulation (EU) No 386/2012, the Office coordinates a number of pan-European networks, including the IP in Education Network, the European Intellectual Property Prosecutors’ Network and the Judges’ Network. Cooperation is also carried out with EU agencies and international bodies like Europol, Eurojust, CEPOL, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

 

 

 

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November 05, 2021 - #IPNetwork #IPExcellence #IPInnovation

TM5 Annual Meeting 2021

TM5 Annual Meeting 2021

The TM5 Annual Meeting took place from 3 to 5 November via document exchange, virtual discussions and was organised by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA). The discussions focused on ongoing projects and new project proposals.

November 02, 2021 - #IPNetwork #IPExcellence #IPInnovation

ID5 Annual Meeting 2021

ID5 Annual Meeting 2021

On 1 and 2 November 2021, the ID5 partners held their 7th Annual Meeting virtually via Zoom, hosted by the China National Intellectual Property Organisation (CNIPA).

October 28, 2021 - #IPNetwork #IPExcellence #IPInnovation

The EUIPO cooperates with WIPO to harmonise goods and services terms in their systems

The EUIPO cooperates with WIPO to harmonise goods and services terms in their systems

Over the past 2 years, the EUIPO has collaborated closely with WIPO on aligning the European Union’s (EU) Harmonised Database of goods and services with WIPO’s Madrid Goods & Services Manager.

October 14, 2021 - #IPNetwork #IPExcellence #IPInnovation

Upcoming Liaison Meeting on trade marks, designs and cooperation

Upcoming Liaison Meeting on trade marks, designs and cooperation

The EUIPO will be holding its virtual Liaison meetings sessions on 14, 15 and 18 October. The sessions will be comprised of one on Trade Marks, one on Designs (14/10) and two sessions on Cooperation on 15 and 18 October.

October 12, 2021 - #IPNetwork #IPExcellence #IPInnovation

Africa IP SME helpdesk to support EU businesses on Intellectual Property matters

Africa IP SME helpdesk to support EU businesses on Intellectual Property matters

On 21 October, the ‘Africa IP SME Helpdesk’ will be launched in Rome, under the auspices of the EU-African SME Summit 2021. From this date, EU businesses will be able to find detailed and practical information on African intellectual property matters at the Helpdesk’s online hub, and address specific questions to the Helpdesk.

Page last updated 03-12-2020
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