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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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July 31, 2020 - #IPNetwork #IPExcellence #IPInnovation

European Cooperation: Thessaloniki is the first ‘Authenticity’

European Cooperation: Thessaloniki is the first ‘Authenticity’

On 30 July 2020, under the framework of the European Cooperation Project (ECP8) ‘European Network of Authenticities’, the Municipality of Thessaloniki (Greece) became the first certified ‘Authenticity’.

July 27, 2020 - #IPNetwork #IPExcellence #IPInnovation

ECP1 – Romania upgrades e-filing for trade marks

ECP1 – Romania upgrades e-filing for trade marks

The State Office for Inventions and Trademarks of Romania (OSIM) has successfully updated its trade mark e-filing with the support of European Cooperation at the EUIPO.

July 27, 2020 - #IPNetwork #IPExcellence #IPInnovation

The Dominican Republic and Saint Kitts and Nevis join TMclass

July 24, 2020 - #IPNetwork #IPExcellence #IPInnovation

Virtual high-level meetings in the absence of WIPO General Assemblies in Geneva

Virtual high-level meetings in the absence of WIPO General Assemblies in Geneva

This year, the customary high-level meetings organised annually in the margins of the WIPO General Assemblies in Geneva are taking place in a new virtual format. This is in line with the EUIPO’s effort to adapt to the exceptional situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic and at the same time continue strengthening the international cooperation despite the new global challenges.

July 23, 2020 - #IPNetwork #IPExcellence #IPInnovation

European Cooperation: Completion of ECP5 Capture and Store Historical Files in Bulgaria

European Cooperation: Completion of ECP5 Capture and Store Historical Files in Bulgaria

More than 3.3 million pages, amounting to 77 000 separate trade mark dossiers, have been digitised in the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria (BPO) as a result of the Capture and Store Historical Files project.

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