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SKIPO completes the digitisation of its trade mark and design files

On 25 August 2022, the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic successfully completed the digitisation of its paper files relating to trade marks and designs under the ECP5 project: Capture and Store Historical Files (CSHF).

The CSHF subproject, carried out within the framework of the European Cooperation Projects, aims at digitising paper files at all EU national intellectual property offices to enable easy and rapid access to documentation and data related to trade mark and design files.

The digitisation process began in May 2021 and concluded towards the end of June 2022. A total of 42 453 files have been scanned and digitised.

Eleven offices have now completed this subproject. The total number of digitised files now stands at 1 117 156.

The goal of the CSHF project is to support the participating offices in creating a paperless working environment and to help users interact digitally with all EU national intellectual property offices.