The Department of Intellectual Property (DoIP) in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has successfully conducted a virtual training on trademarks with focus on well-known marks on March 23, 2021. The virtual training is organized with the objective to improve the expertise of the trademark examiners of DoIP relating to issues of well-known marks during the registration of trademark as well as other related aspects of trademark examinations.
The training was conducted virtually in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and was facilitated by the experts from the USPTO. This virtual training is a part of series of collaborations between the DoIP and the USPTO following the formalization of a Memorandum of Understanding in June, 2020 between the two agencies.
It is expected that such increased cooperation and assistance from the leading IP Offices from around the world such as with the USPTO will not only lead to a skilled and professional workforce but could also enhance the structural and institutional set-up in the DoIP.