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October 04, 2017 News

EUIPO bilateral meetings during the WIPO General Assemblies

A delegation from EUIPO, led by the Deputy Executive Director, Christian Archambeau, has held 22 technical bilateral meetings and four joint events with heads of non-EU IP Offices, including WIPO and other regional organisations such as ARIPO and OAPI, in Geneva from 2 to 4 October 2017.
The three-day event enabled the EUIPO to reach out to 60 IP Offices in total, from candidate and potential candidate countries, TM5/ID5 partners and other regions of the world with which the EUIPO already has cooperation activates and with which cooperation activities will soon be launched.  These 60 IP offices represent the ‘countries of origin’ of 21.97 % of total EUTMs and 14.85 % of total RCDs respectively.
The EUIPO delegation reviewed the current status of the technical cooperation projects with the Office’s partners and jointly agreed on future steps.
Integration into the EUIPN tools, as well as the launching of the new EU-funded projects, IP Key Latin America, IP Key SEA and IP Key China, were the main points of discussion with international partners.
The TM5 and ID5 cooperation projects were also discussed with the IP Offices of China, Japan, South Korea and the USA.
In the framework of the Strategic Plan 2020, this event falls within Line of Action 4 and contributes towards the development of the ‘Extension of tools and support to Observatory in non-European countries’ project.