06 | 04 | 2016

Public event on the "Reform of Trademark Protection System in the European Union – new legislation and cooperation programmes“, Zagreb, 10 and 11 May 2016


The State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia (SIPO) in cooperation with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) organises a public event titled “Reform of Trademark protection System in the European Union – new legislation and cooperation programmes“, to be held in Zagreb, 10 and 11 May 2016.
This two-day public event shall gather experts from national intellectual property offices from the European Union, the EUIPO and the SIPO, who participate in the reform of trademark protection system in the European Union and cooperation programmes and it will provide an opportunity to have an exchange opinions and practices in their implementation.

On the first day of the event, on 10 May, there will be a presentation of the most important elements of the legislative reform of the trademark protection system with regard to the means of representation of trademarks, the expansion of absolute/relative refusal related grounds and the classification of goods and services, guarantee/certification marks and collective marks and goods in transit.
Experts of the European Union Intellectual Property Office shall present the amended Council Regulation (EZ) No. 207/2009 on the Community trademark and the implementation of the harmonized practices and common tools in the field of trademark protection, and representatives from national offices of the European Union and the SIPO shall provide an insight into a national framework of the legislative reform of trademark system.

On the second day of the event, on 11 May, there will be workshops held by the SIPO experts to individually present the cooperation and convergence programmes, which the SIPO participates in on the basis of the Cooperation Agreement with the EUIPO.

This public event is intended for experts and the interested public.
Working languages of the event are English and Croatian.
Apply for participation here.

Public event agenda: “Reform of the Trademark Protection System in the European Union – new legislation and cooperation programmes“

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