Subject: EUIPO – EU Funded newsletter

EUIPO  EU Funded Newsletter

This monthly newsletter compiles information on the upcoming and last activities carried out by the EUIPO in the context of the EU-Funded IP projects implemented on behalf of the European Commission.
IP Key Projects 
Upcoming Activities
The protection of GIs as a high-priority topic in the region brings EU experts to Mexico


Area: Latin America Location: Mexico

As one of the biggest agri-food producers in Latin America and the origin of many EU imports, the importance of the Mexican market and the growing trade relationship between Europe and Mexico has created the need to discuss and exchange best practice as regards protecting denominations of origin … [read more]

New patent training for Latin American examiners from Mercosur and the Andean Community countries


Area: Latin America Location: virtual workshop

Due to the current contingency, a virtual workshop has been organised with the EPO, to provide training on EPO examination practice in the field of biotechnology to selected examiners from six IPOs: INPI Argentina, INPI Brazil, INDECOPI Peru, SIC Colombia, DNPI Uruguay, SENADI Ecuador… [read more]

Series of webinars on trade mark to focus on new types of trade marks and well-known marks, and preventing bad faith registrations


Area: South-East Asia Location: Indonesia, Viet Nam

On 23, 25 and 29 June 2020, IP Key SEA organizes a series of webinars on trade marks to discuss the new developments in non-traditional or new types of trade marks in a fast moving digital world and how these marks are assessed by IP Offices. Protecting well-known marks and measures to prevent … [read more]

Private sectors, ISPs and IP authorities to discuss online IPR infringements in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand


Area: South-East Asia Location: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand

IP Key SEA organizes 10 (Indonesia), 11 (Malaysia) and 12 (Thailand) June 2020 a video conference on the Exchange of Best Practices on Industry Voluntary Measures Against Online IPR Infringements to find effective solutions and … [read more]

IP needs of European SMEs to be addressed in series of webinars


Area: Latin America Location: Brazil

In countries of the European Union and of Latin America, SMEs account for 99 % of all businesses. They are a key element of both economies: in the last 8 years they have created about 85 % of net new jobs and provided around two-thirds of the total private sector employment in the EU. In Latin… [read more]




IPR Development
Upcoming Activities
ARISE+ IPR hosts roundtable discussions for ASEAN judges and prosecutors

17/08/20 - 21/08/20

Area: ARISE+ IPR Location: Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand

The ARISE+ IPR team will organize the roving national roundtable discussions for ASEAN judges and prosecutors in August 2020. The events will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi and Bangkok, respectively … [read more]




IPKey Projects
Activities from 01/03/20 to 31/05/20
IP needs of European SMEs to be addressed in series of webinars

11/06/20 - 17/07/20

Area: Latin America Location:  Argentina, Chile, Mexico

In countries of the European Union and of Latin America, SMEs account for 99 % of all businesses. They are a key element of both economies: according to EUIPO and OECD in the last 8 years they have created about 85 % of net new jobs and provided around two-thirds of the total private sector… [read more]

SEA mediators equipped with mediation tools and soft skills in the South-East Asia IP Mediation Workshop


Area: South-East Asia Location: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam

During the EUIPO IP Mediation Conference 2019, the cooperation meeting was held between the EUIPO Boards of Appeal, the EUIPO International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department, IP Key SEA, and SEA national IP office representatives. IP Key SEA has been working on the outcomes of the meeting … [read more]



IPR Development Projects
Activities from 01/03/20 to 31/05/20
Training on the revised ASEAN Trade Mark Guidelines for TM officials


Area: ARISE+ IPR Location: ASEAN Member States

To support the ASEAN Member States’ effort in improving the quality of the examination of trade marks in the region, the ASEAN Common Guidelines on the Substantive Examination of Trade Marks were adopted in 2015 in the framework of ECAP III Phase II.… [read more]

CARIFORUM IP offices - Webinar on trademark classification


Area: CarIPI Location: online

On 19 May, the CarIPI project hosted a first large virtual meeting & training on trademarks classification delivered by a senior EUIPO legal expert, Mr Thom Clark, with the participation of representatives of almost all CARIFORUM countries, so as representatives from the CARIFORUM Directorate… [read more]

ARISE+ IPR supports the accession of ASEAN Member States to the Hague Systems through gap analysis and regional workshops


Area: ARISE+ IPR Location: South-East Asia

In 2020, ARISE+ IPR provides legal and technical assistance in preparations for accession to as well as the post-accession of the implementation of the Hague Agreement, concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Geneva Act) for the ASEAN Member States, via two components… [read more]

Effective plant variety registrations in Dominican Republic


Area: CarIPI Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Strengthening of the institutional framework together with capacity building and training in Plant Varieties Rights (PVR) is a priority for many IP Administrations of the CARIFORUM countries.… [read more]

CarIPI and Suriname cooperation on the new Industrial Property Law


Area: CarIPI Location: Paramaibo, Suriname

Concurrently with Suriname’s process of getting a new Industrial Property Law approved, covering patents, utility models, trademarks, designs, and GIs, CarIPI provided technical support to review the final text.… [read more]

Workshop on the Hague System in Jamaica


Area: CarIPI Location: Kingston, Jamaica

CarIPI collaborated with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) in conducting a sub-regional workshop on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, in Kingston (Jamaica) on 4-5 March 2020… [read more]

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