Consultation on European Cooperation Projects

In parallel to the ongoing consultation on the Strategic Plan (2016-2020), the Office is now launching a consultation on European Cooperation Projects.

One of the objectives of the proposed Strategic Plan is to intensify network engagement, among others, by implementing a suite of projects of interest to the European Union and its Member States, so as to promote convergence of practices and tools in the field of trade marks and designs. We aim to gather views and suggestions from EUIPO's stakeholders, as well as from the general public. This consultation will run from Tuesday 9 February to Tuesday 22 March 2016.

This consultation is being launched to consider the full effects of the Regulation amending the EU trade mark, published on 24 December 2015, in particular by consulting user representatives during definition phase of the projects. Where relevant, ad hoc technical meetings with stakeholders will be organised or will take place during planned events (e.g. Liaison Meetings, User Group meetings, etc.)


Submit your contribution

The consultation will run from Tuesday 9 February to Tuesday 22 March 2016. You can submit your feedback using our PDF template and sending it to the email address.








Note: Contributions will be confidential. See the privacy statement for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.


Read the project briefs

The projects in this programme have been grouped around five headings, each reflecting a different objective. They build on the collaborative and cooperative work carried out by all the partners in the European Trade Mark and Design Network.


ECP1 Consolidating and Completing the CF landscape: extending the reach of the existing projects under the Strategic Plan 2011-2015 – central tools, Software Package Front Office, Software Package and seven convergence projects ShowHide

ECP2 Major Improvements to Existing CF Tools: enhancing the operational Cooperation Fund tools and databases with new functionalities ShowHide

ECP3 New Tools: Developing and implementing new common tools and standards, with a view to ensuring more interoperability between EU procedures and systems ShowHide

ECP4 Shared Services and Practices: Promoting the development of common examination standards and practices in cooperation with IPOs ShowHide

ECP5 Supporting the Network: Supporting the Network to increase organisational excellence and operational efficiency in EU IP offices, and providing end users with better services ShowHide


What do our stakeholders think about our European Cooperation Projects?

Category Contribution from Date
EU National Office Bulgarian Patent Office 14/03/2016
EU National Office Cyprus Intellectual Property Office 11/03/2016
EU National Office GGE Directorate of Commercial Property 21/03/2016
User Association GRUR 15/03/2016
EU National Office Hungarian Intellectual Property Office 22/03/2016
EU National Office Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic 22/03/2016
EU National Office Italian Patent and Trademark Office 22/03/2016
EU National Office Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia 22/03/2016
EU National Office State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia 22/03/2016
EU National Office UK Intellectual Property Office 21/03/2016


Next steps

All input received on time will be reviewed and taken into account for establishing the Office's proposal for project definition to be submitted to the Management Board and Budget Committee.

A summary of the results of the consultation will published on the Office's website. The final version of the European Cooperation Projects will be published during 2016.

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