The OAPI IP Office recently published a notice informing of the launch of a pilot project to test a new online filing system that is earmarked to go live in 2021. This system would allow for the online filing of applications to register trade marks and also patents, at this stage.
At this initial phase of the project, only six local IP firms in OAPI were invited to pilot the project. Akkum, Akkum and Associates LLP, an associated firm to Adams & Adams are one of the firms invited to participate.
The OAPI IP Office intends for online filing of applications to become mandatory, should the trial phase be completed successfully.
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