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.
IPR Development Projects
Upcoming Activities
Evaluation study of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement

31/12/20

Area: ArisePlusIPR  

Within the framework of Annual Work Plan 3-2020, ARISE+ IPR will provide legal and technical support for the elaboration of an ‘Evaluation study on the accession and recommendations on the implementation of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origi

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Assistance to Myanmar in pre-accession to Madrid Protocol

31/12/20

Area: ArisePlusIPR  

Currently, nine ASEAN countries have already become members of the Madrid Protocol. Malaysia joined the Madrid Protocol in December 2019 being is the newest member of the Madrid Protocol amongst ASEAN..

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Webinar ‘The Madrid System in Antigua and Barbuda’

12/01/21

Area: CARIPI Location: Online

This webinar aims to enhance knowledge and skills of the business sector in Antigua and Barbuda on the use of the Madrid International Registration System. In promoting the Madrid Sytem, CarIPI wants to promote global branding among A&B entrepreneurs.

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Webinar ‘Managing GI systems: Specifications & Controls’


26/01/21

Area: CARIPI Location: Online

This webinar aims to raise awareness of GI specifications and controls among producer groups, national standard setting bodies and related agencies/stakeholders, and exchange knowledge of the key role of control bodies/competent authorities in the management of a GI system

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Support to the ASEAN IPR Helpdesk


01/03/21

Area: ArisePlusIPR  

ARISE+ IPR supports the creation of an ASEAN IPR helpdesk, which coincides with one of the ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2016-2025’s strategic goals.

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Policies and Guidelines on SEPs and the Interplay Between IPR and Competition Law: study

November 2020

Area: China
The IP Key China project will publish a new study in November on the policies and guidelines on SEPs and the interplay between IPR and competition law.
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Trade Secret Systems in the EU and China: Study



November 2020

Area: China 

In November, IP Key China will publish a study on the trade secrets systems in the EU and China.
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Working Group Meetings in the framework of the EU-China Action Plan on customs enforcement of IPR

Nov - Dec 2020

Area: China Location: Online

In order to strengthen customs enforcement to combat counterfeiting and piracy in EU-China trade, both parties have since 2009 an Action Plan concerning customs cooperation on IPR.
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Webinar Series on Plant Variety Protection



November 2020

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online

Plant variety protection and accession to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV 1991) are important elements of trade agreements negotiated by the EU.
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High Level Virtual Conference on Geographical Indications


18/11/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online

On 18 November 2020, GI Experts from the EU engaged in discussions with senior officials from South-East Asian IP Offices in the ‘High Level Virtual Conference on Geographical Indications (GIs)’.
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Technical assistance in updating the content of the ASEAN IP Case Law

Aug - Dec 2020

Area: ArisePlusIPR 

Under the ECAP III Phase II Project (2015), the reference search tool ‘ASEAN IP Case Law’ was developed for officials from the ASEAN IP institutions and judiciary.
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Feasibility Study on the Establishment of an ASEAN Trademark Registration System

Feb - Dec 2020

Area: ArisePlusIPR

As agreed by the ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC) in November 2018, ARISE+ IPR will conduct this feasibility study on setting up an ASEAN trade mark registration system.
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Quality Management System certification - ISO 9001


Oct - Dec 2020

Area: EUGIPP

The EU Georgia Intellectual Property Project will support Sakpatenti in obtaining the ISO 9001 certification, building on previous efforts already initiated to obtain the certification.
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Second training for teacher coordinators and Sakpatenti staff representatives

November 2020

Area: EUGIPP Location: Online

From 19 to 21 November, the second of a cycle of three online workshops for teacher coordinators and Sakpatenti staff representatives will take place.
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Sakpatenti to translate e-learning courses on IP for Georgian users

25/11/20

Area: EUGIPP

The EUGIPP is actively supporting the IP Training Centre of Georgia (SIPTCG). In cooperation with the EUIPO Academy, the project team discussed with Sakpatenti’s training experts about potential learning needs.
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IPKey Projects
Activities from 20/11/20 to 20/12/20
Workshop on Geographical Indications for the Mexican Market

15/12/20

Area: Latin America Location: Mexico

Geographical indications (GI) are valuable intangible assets, and their protection and enforcement are crucial to retaining a competitive advantage. In the last few decades, GIs have emerged in developing countries as one of the leading intellectual property (IP) rights for protecting local…

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Third IP Enforcement and Governance Week, focused on Andean Countries

14/12/20

Area: Latin America  

For the third consecutive year, and despite the complexities imposed in the region by the COVID-19 pandemic, IP Key LA continues to work on the construction and consolidation of an intellectual property network in the region by executing its third Enforcement and Governance of Intellectual…

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Online seminar - European experiences in the fight against digital piracy

08/12/20

Area: Latin America Location: Mexico

The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property invited European experts to participate in the ‘Online Seminar on Combating Piracy in the Digital Environment’, which took place on 8-9 December 2020.

During the first session, IP Key LA and experts from the European Observatory on…

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EU-China seminar on IPR protection online and innovation


08/12/20

Area: China Location: Beijing, China

Following up on the discussions and engagement established during the EU-China online workshops that took place in November, IP Key China in cooperation with CAASA (the China Anti-infringement and Anti-counterfeiting Innovation Strategic Alliance) organised an offline seminar on IPR protection…

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Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: IP and the 4.0 Industry

02/12/20

Area: Latin America Location: Regional

IP Key LA presents to Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) of Latin America the first seminar on ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intellectual Property: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe and Latin America’.

There are two parts to the seminar.

The first part is intended for…

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Webinar on the protection of geographical indications in the online market

02/12/20

Area: China Location: Online

The online market is influential in terms of expanding the presence of geographical indications in international markets. While it represents a great opportunity it also brings important challenges in terms of protecting, controlling and enforcing GI rights.

In this context, on 2 …

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Webinar Series on Industrial Designs


01/12/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online

To conclude the intellectual property webinar series organised by the IP Key South-East Asia (SEA) in 2020, two webinars on industrial designs were held on 1 and 2 December 2020. The webinars covered the design protection in the EU and selected countries in SEA, the need to protect designs, its…

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Guidelines Methodology and Convergence of Trade Marks and Designs Examination Practices

30/11/20

Area: Latin America Location: Online

This online technical meeting served as a great opportunity for Latin American IPO officials and EUIPO officials to exchange on best practices in creating and updating examination guidelines.

The event reflected on how the EUIPN’s (network of EU IP offices) has implemented best practices…

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Plant Variety Rights Enforcement Seminar


30/11/20

Area: China Location: Online

The PVR enforcement online seminar will take place from 30 November to 2 December. It will be conducted by the Community Plant Variety Office, together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA) of the People’s Republic…

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Workshop for plant variety protection authorities in Latin America

26/11/20

Area: Latin America Location: Regional 

IPKey LA organised an online workshop aimed at identifying the measures adopted by countries that have chosen to delegate another entity to carry out DUS tests.

This event was possible thanks to the collaboration of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), the International Union for…

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IP Key LA and INPI France hold GI online seminar for Latin America


26/11/20

Area: Latin America Location: Regional 

The European Union and Latin American countries have strong ties when it comes to agri-food products. The agricultural sector plays a strategic role in both regions, which demands adequate IP protection, especially regarding geographical indications (GIs).

In an effort to promote…

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Webinar on Geographical Indications: Protecting and Enforcing GIs

25/11/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online

As a follow-up to the Webinar Series on Geographical Indications (GIs) in July 2020, the IP Key SEA organised a third webinar on 25 November focusing on issues on the enforcement of GIs in SEA in the physical and online markets, including the need to for adequate enforcement mechanisms that…

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IPR Development Projects
Activities from 20/11/20 to 20/12/20
Online training on Madrid System operations


17/12/20

Area: CARIPI Location: 

CarIPI is organising virtual on-the-job training for officials from Caribbean IPOs on the implementation of Madrid System operations (e.g. the role of the IPO as an Office of Origin and as the Office of a designated Contracting Party).

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AfrIPI and the African IPOs: creating awareness


15/12/20

Area: AFRIPI Location: Online

the European Intellectual Property Office EUIPO (represented by the AfrIPI PMT) together with the European Commission (DG DEVCO) will organise an online seminar on the EU partnership with Africa on Intellectual Property Rights, in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

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GI Model law––regional consultation with IPOs and EPA coordinators

10/12/20

Area: CARIPI  

In 2020, the CarIPI project started to develop a model Geographical Indication (GI) law which can be used by CARIFORUM States to modernise their legal frameworks.

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Follow-up Trainings for Examiners on Madrid Protocol Operations and Trade Mark Examination

08/12/20

Area: ArisePlusIPR Location: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR

The ARISE+ IPR team supported the Follow-up Training on Madrid Protocol Operations and Trade Mark Examination for examiners from the IP Offices respectively of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia and Lao PDR on 8 and 10 December 2020.

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Impact Study of ASEAN Geographical Indication registration in the ASEAN region


01/12/20

Area: ArisePlusIPR 
 

During the first and second year of the project implementation, ARISE+ IPR has organised many activities to promote Geographical Indications (GI) protection and empower GI producers and associations in the ASEAN region.

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Training for national IPR helpdesk in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar


01/12/20

Area: ArisePlusIPR 
 

ARISE+ IPR will provide a strategic training course for the IPR helpdesk staff in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar, covering several areas under the scope of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and the IP protection system in the respective ASEAN Member States (AMS).

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Third training for teacher coordinators and Sakpatenti staff representatives


27/11/20

Area: EUGIPP Location: Online

On 27 and 28 November, the third and last of a cycle of three online workshops for teacher coordinators and Sakpatenti staff representatives will take place.

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Specialised training session on trade marks for IPO staff: ‘Bad faith registration’


26/11/20

Area: CARIPI Location: Online

On 26 November 2020, a specialised training session on ‘Bad faith registration’ will take place from 9.00 a.m. until 10.30 a.m. AST via Zoom.

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Specialised training session on trade marks for IPO staff: ‘Unregistered marks and other signs used in the course of trade’

24/11/20

Area: CARIPI Location: Online

On 24 November 2020, IPO staff members will have the opportunity to take part in a specialised training session on ‘Unregistered marks and other signs used in the course of trade’.

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Support to GI registration Cabrito de Tete

23/11/20

Area: AFRIPI Location: Mozambique

The AfrIPI project supports the Cabrito de Tete geographical indication (Mozambique). It does so by providing technical and logistical assistance in the commercial testing.

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