With final examinations scheduled for June 2021, the EUIPO is about to conclude the third edition of its EUIPO Trade Mark and Design Education Programme (ETMD EP)
The ETMD EP is a one-year training programme for IP practitioners delivered by EUIPO staff, IP professionals and academics.
It focuses on the interaction between the EUIPO and IP practitioners in trade mark and design registration and prosecution. The programme is aimed at increasing knowledge of the proceedings and practice of the EUIPO to improve the quality of the applications and submissions before the Office and to provide sound bases to develop successful strategies for registering, defending or contesting EU IP rights using the EUIPO´s tools and systems.
The MARQUES Education Team has been deeply involved in this education initiative since the very beginning. The pilot project, which was originally planned to run for three years, turned out to be a complete success.
Today, the Education Team is more active in the ETMD EP than ever with José Amorim in the Advisory Committee, Sandra Müller as a tutor and member of the Examination Board and Shane Smyth, Charlotte Duly and Claudia Csáky as examiners.
On behalf of the Education Team, Co-Chair Sandra Müller said: "It is a great honour to work side by side with colleagues from EUIPO, academia and sister associations and to share knowledge with colleagues from all over Europe who are passionate about IP and have the common goal of expanding their horizons beyond domestic jurisprudence. We hope that the ETMD EP will stay with us for many years to come."
For more information, please visit EUIPO’s website.
This article is reproduced from the May 2021 issue of HouseMARQUES, the MARQUES monthly newsletter.
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