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News article5 August 2021

EUIPO & CPVO: A new, stronger cooperation

The EUIPO and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) signed a new Service Level Agreement (SLA) which entered into force on 21 July 2021.

Both the EUIPO and the CPVO operate in the field of IP rights with similar operational structures, which are based on fees charged for services provided to industry.

The EUIPO manages the registration of trade marks and designs while the CPVO is in charge of the protection of plant variety rights.

The scope of the new agreement is wide and covers a series of key activities in different operational and administrative areas, such as the organisation of webinars on IP matters, sharing of information in the context of the eSearch Case Law database, as well as cooperation on data protection, internal audits, development and deployment of IT services, training, and HR selection procedures.

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