WIPO/OEPM Training Course on Trademark Examination Procedures for Latin American Countries

The course is organized in cooperation with the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM).

Content and Structure

  • OEPM: organization and operation; international activities; public information activities; publications, especially trademark publications; and demonstration of databases;
  • model of the autonomous industrial property office;
  • OEPM international activities;
  • organization and operation of the OEPM Patents and Industrial Designs Department;
  • derived marks and other forms of protection;
  • generic denominations;
  • causes of invalidity and lapse of distinctive signs;
  • issues relating to similarity of trademarks;
  • International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification);
  • International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks (Vienna Classification);
  • demonstration of the databases of OEPM;
  • system of OEPM for the production and exploitation of data;
  • OEPM Technological Information Department;
  • OEPM’s public information activities, publications, especially trademark publications;
  • distinctive signs and challenging decisions ; administrative appeals and administrative-judicial appeals; and the invalidation process;
  • debate on jurisprudential criteria in the substantive examination of trademarks.



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