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European Cooperation: New Online Services in Greece

03-Dec-2020 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 1326

ALICANTE - The Industrial Property Organization in Greece (OBI), with the support of the European Union Intellectual Property Office - EUIPO’s European Cooperation Service, has improved the service it provides to its users with the launch of a new online platform to file applications for design registrations electronically, according to the official website of EUIPO.

The new front office platform, available via the OBI website, now allows users to take advantage of a set of new features, such as:

• user authentication, using a custom authentication mechanism provided by the Greek General Secretariat of Information Systems for Public Administration (GSIS / taxisnet);
• integration with an external e-payment system, supported by one of Greece’s 4 primary banks;
• seamless integration with the existing OBI back office system for designs;
• compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

 

The new platform will allow significant gains in efficiency and an improved user experience, and will help modernize the filing of applications for design registrations in Greece.

These digital service improvements became available on 1st December 2020.

The launch at OBI is another successful implementation of the Software Package, a set of tools developed and offered by the EUIPO to the EU’s national and regional intellectual property offices.

This release is the result of work carried out by the EUIPO and its partners within the framework of the European cooperation projects. These projects support the intellectual property offices in developing more efficient, reliable and user-friendly tools and services for trade marks and designs within the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN).

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