In line with its strategic plan 2016-2020, the EUIPO established the EUIPO Trade Mark and Design Education Programme (ETMD EP) where the objective was to increase the knowledge of the legal framework of European Union trademarks and Community designs.

In this connection the preparation for the 1st edition of a new ETMD Education Programme intended for paralegals was initiated, and in EPIPA we were honoured and excited to be asked to nominate, from among our members, a representative to the Advisory Committee and an Examination Board, respectively. EPIPA was represented by Stine Nørgaard Axelsen from our Danish member association DAIPA (serves on the Examination Board) and Camilla Udd from the Finnish Association of Intellectual Property Administrators (serves on the Advisory Committee).

The pilot editions of the first two years have been completed by approximately 120 participants from all over Europe. 

The course consists of six modules with exams at the end of each module.

Signing up for the 3rd edition is open now until 30 June 2023 and the programme is set to begin on 21 September 2023. 

More information is available on the website of EUIPO: