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June 09, 2020 About the EUIPO
Digitisation of paper books at the Greek Trademark Office
On 3 June, the Greek Trademark Office (GGE) has successfully completed the digitisation of paper books, within the framework of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation Projects.
The digitisation process in GGE has been carried out in scope of the ECP5 ‘Capture and Store Historical Files’ subproject, which aims at digitising paper files across the EU intellectual property offices to enable easy and rapid access to documentation and data related to trade mark and design dossiers.
The implementation began in 2019 with the support of different teams at the EUIPO and GGE. Despite the recent challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including restrictions on movement and reduced staff members, the digitisation phase of the implementation has been finalised as scheduled, in June 2020, thanks to the close cooperation between the two offices.
As a result, more than 1.3 million pages, forming 390,000 trade mark dossiers, have been digitised. In terms of stored books, a total of 2,600 have been digitised.
Five offices have completed the subproject, with another five in progress, including GGE. The total number of digitised dossiers has now reached more than 600,000.
The ultimate goal of the project is to support the participating offices in creating a paperless working environment and to help users interact digitally with the intellectual property offices of the EU.