User satisfaction survey
From 15 January, all users who interacted with the Office in 2017 will have the opportunity to share their opinion on EUIPO services through the user satisfaction survey. By gathering users feedback, the Office will be able to better understand users’ needs and expectations and thus to improve their experience of EUIPO services.
The user satisfaction survey is sent via e-mail to the users of EUIPO’s services. More information is available here.
MARQUES encourages all members who have used the Office’s services in the past year to fill in the survey.
Between 30 November and 5 December 2017 EUIPO hosted the 2017 TM5 and ID5 Annual Meetings, where some 25 cooperation projects were discussed. Users associations, including MARQUES, took part in the meetings and workshops. The results of the meetings are available on the “International cooperation” section of EUIPO’s website.
In addition, four regional workshops took place in Latin America and the Caribbean in November and December, focusing on extending the benefits of the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN). Thirty-two non-EU IP offices and three Secretariats were invited to participate in the regional workshops.
JPO data available on DesignView
Design data from Japan is available on Designview as of 4 December 2017. The Japan Patent Office (JPO) is the 62nd office to participate in the design search tool.
The addition of the JPO adds more than 525,000 designs, meaning there are over 13 million designs in total available on Designview.
Since Designview was introduced, there have been more than 3.1 million searches from 159 countries. Among the most frequent users are those in Germany, the UK and Spain.
Read more on the Class 99 blog.
The EUIPO Academy’s Tuesday webinar series continues with the following scheduled for February 2018:
- Recent case law on designs (February 6)
- Request for confidentiality and the right of defence (February 13)
- New functionalities of the EDB for enforcers: alerts, suspicious cases, extensions of AFA (February 13)
- Article 6ter of the Paris Convention (February 20)
- Voluntary Cooperation Practices (February 27)
Find out more and join the webinars here.
Other events coming up at EUIPO in 2018 include:
- IP Seminar on Absolute Grounds for Refusal (12 to 14 March)
- 19th LM on Trade Marks (17 to 19 April)
- IP Course for Paralegals (18 to 20 April)
- Case Law Conference (7 to 8 May) - register here
European Public Services Awards 2017
Congratulations to the Cooperation Fund, which received the European Public Service Award 2017 in the National and European Category. The Cooperation Fund was a joint endeavour between EUIPO and the EU national and regional IP offices to deliver a suite of electronic services and tools to improve IP management.