Deputy Director for International Cooperation Area, OHIM, Visited the IPO SR
The Secretary General of the Industrial Property Office of SR (IPO SR) Andrej Legiň hosted José Izquierdo Peris, the Deputy Director for International Cooperation Area of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), on July 15. In the friendly atmosphere of the meeting the partners informed each other about the status and implementation of projects under the Cooperation Fund (CF) and Convergence Programme (CP) of the OHIM and also about fulfilling the activities within the bilateral cooperation, in which the IPO SR is involved. J. I. Peris was also informed about the project management introduced at the IPO SR in the beginning of 2013. In relation to the end of the current programming period under CF it is necessary to complete all projects by the end of this year. During the past period the Office implemented 17 projects under CF, some of which were deployed centrally in the OHIM and the Office has remote access or local access within the IPO SR to them, mainly projects for electronic filing of trade marks and subsequent processes. Four projects concerning the harmonization of the practice related to trade marks and designs have been implemented within CP.
Andrej Legiň and José Izquierdo Peris appreciated the usefulness of the bilateral cooperation in all actual areas and expressed the wish to continue such cooperation in the period ahead.
Photograph from the meeting