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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).






The ‘Registro Nacional’ of Costa Rica aligns with CP6


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The ‘Registro Nacional’ of Costa Rica aligns with CP6


The ‘Registro Nacional’ of Costa Rica (RN) has just published a Practice Paper concerning the graphic representation of industrial designs.

The RN has analysed and found common ground with the criteria developed under the Common Communication on the Common Practice – Graphic Representation of Designs (CP6).

The Practice Paper provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of the principles on which the practice of the RN and the IP offices of the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN) is based, particularly on how to use appropriate disclaimers, types of views and how to represent designs on a neutral background.

The publication of the Practice Paper will serve as a reference to users and examiners of the IP offices involved, but also to any other interested parties. The Practice Paper will increase transparency, legal certainty, and predictability in terms of the criteria that must be followed when filing the graphic representation of an industrial design.

The Practice Paper has been made publicly available in both Spanish and English. Both versions can be found below. It is divided into two parts: the first summarises the criteria while the second provides a full explanation of the different criteria applicable in each case.


RN – Practice Paper
Graphic representation of designs






This achievement has been made possible thanks to the collaborative work carried out by the RN and the EUIPO under the framework of the IP KEY LA project (IP Key LA), directed by the European Commission and implemented by the EUIPO.

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