Juggling act: assessing the evolution of EUIPO operations

By Trevor Little

The past year has been a busy one in Alicante. In addition to expanding its tools and activities, the EU Intellectual Property Office had to prepare for the changes ushered in by the European trademark reform package. In this year’s annual survey, we asked users to assess its performance during this period of change

This issue marks our tenth annual focus on European trademarks, in which we reveal the top filers at the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and gauge user sentiment on its operations. At the same time it is a first of sorts, given that the office has existed in its latest incarnation only since March 23 2016. The transition from the long-standing Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market was just one of many changes ushered in by the implementation of the European trademark reform package.

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