The EUIPO Link Committee has two key activities: Firstly, it is active in monitoring the daily work of the EUIPO. ECTA members either directly or through the various committees can draw the attention of the ECTA EUIPO Committee to pitfalls in EUIPO’s practice and case law. The ECTA EUIPO Link Committee will evaluate the points raised and discuss those issues with the Office. This is either done by sending position papers to EUIPO's Executive Director on behalf of ECTA or by means of one or two personal meetings at the EUIPO per year. Secondly, the EUIPO Link Committee provides input on strategic developments of the EUIPO, either through attending general meetings such as the User Group or Administrative Board meetings.
The Mission of the EUIPO Link Committee is to build and maintain a close relationship between ECTA and the EUIPO. This allows ECTA to address and reflect ECTA members’ views on issues of principle and general practice which ECTA has noticed arise in business with the EUIPO. It also allows the EUIPO to express its own views towards ECTA and its members on recent developments at the EUIPO and in the trade mark and design world and to provide a forum for a constructive dialogue. Members of the Committee also participate in official meetings with the EUIPO such as the User Group meeting, the MBBC or the EUIPO’s e-business meeting.
Dolde, Tobias - Spain
Fontaine, Benjamin - Spain
Representative from the Copyright Committee
Angelini, Fabio - Italy
Representative from the Design Committee
Rizzo, Sergio - Spain
Representative from the Harmonization Committee
Granneman, Monique - The Netherlands
Representatives from the Law Committee
Bercial Chaumier, Cristina - Spain
Kocsis, Dr. Tamás - Hungary
Representative from the Professional Affairs Committee
Minguez Balaguer, Manolo - Spain