Bilateral Meeting of the OHIM and the IPO SR
The bilateral meeting of the President of the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic Ľuboš Knoth and the President of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market António Campinos took place during the 44th meeting of the Administrative Council of the OHIM and during 42nd meeting of the Budget Committee of the OHIM in November 13 – 15, 2012, in Alicante, Spain.
They discussed in a friendly atmosphere the results of this year's bilateral co-operation, in the framework of which the IPO SR has been involved in 13 projects of the OHIM's Co-operation Fund, and also the possibilities of further co-operation.
Ľ. Knoth emphasised the fact that the OHIM has become a highly effective and dynamic Institution under the leadership of A. Campinos. He also informed the President on launching the project Seniority at the IPO SR, on finalisation of trademarks tagging for the Portuguese Institute for Industrial Property and on other projects.
A. Campinos was also informed on the IPO SR priorities for the near future and appreciated the involvement of the IPO SR in co-operation with the OHIM. He invited Ľ. Knoth, as one of two representatives of the national industrial property offices of the EU member countries, to the Markenforum 2012 taking place in December 2012. At this event Ľ. Knoth, A. Campinos and C. Rudolf-Schäffer, the President of the German Patent and Trademark Office, will discuss the new development at the OHIM and co-operation with national offices.
At the end of the bilateral meeting A. Campinos repeatedly emphasised the effective co-operation with the IPO SR and the active and meaningful involvement of its representatives in expert discussions within the Administrative Council and Budget Committee of the OHIM. He also thanked for the support for the OHIM and expressed his readiness for the IPO SR visit in 2013.