Source: European Union
November 17, 2020 EU Intellectual Property Network
European Cooperation: new online services in Portugal
The Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), with the support of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation Service, has improved the service it provides to its users with the launch of a new set of modern online features for trade mark and design applications. These digital service improvements became available on 11 November 2020.
The INPI platform now includes additional features such as an improved Goods&Services search and similarity report document for TM e-filing, or multiple files upload and DS Class integration into DS e-filing, which will help modernise the IP-related operations in Portugal.
Additionally, the implementation of the Transposition of Directive was completed in accordance with Directive (EU) 2015/2436, allowing users to register the following new types of trade marks using INPI TM e-filing: position mark, pattern mark, motion mark, multimedia mark, colour mark and hologram mark.
The launch at INPI is another successful implementation of front office tools developed and offered by the EUIPO to the national and regional intellectual property offices of the EU.
This release is the result of the work carried out by the EUIPO and its partners in the framework of the European Cooperation Projects. These projects support the intellectual property offices in developing more efficient, reliable and user-friendly tools and services for trade marks and designs within the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN).