On 18 October, the AfrIPI project will be presented at the EUIPO 17th Liaison Meeting on Cooperation. Main topics will include the launch of the first Africa IP SME helpdesk. Also, Peter Labody (Hungary IP Office) will make a short presentation on the contribution to AfrIPI. AfrIPI project leaders will present the second Annual Work Plan (AWP) that runs from January to December 2022. This second AWP proposal will be brought to the AfriPI Project Steering Committee for approval in November 2021.
The Liaison Meetings are the official forum in which experts from the intellectual property offices of the EU Member States, candidate countries and members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), as well as representatives of the European Commission and User Associations, meet to discuss the latest developments in the area of Trade Marks and Cooperation and to exchange technical expertise in line with Article 152 EUTMR. In this regard, the Liaison Meetings contribute towards the continuous development and sustainability of a European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN).