On Wednesday, 24 July 2013 from 11:00 to 12:00 am Central European Time a live webinar organized by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) will take place

On July 24, 2013, Wednesday, from 11:00 to 12:00 am Central European Time a live webinar will be held on the new instrument supporting the classification of goods and services for the purposes of the registration of marks – Taxonomy. The webinar is organized by OHIM (The Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market), will be led by experts and can be followed live on the following web address: http://directo.avanzo.com/oami_201307XX/.

Interested parties, who want to participate in the webinar are allowed to send their questions in advance to the organizers to the following e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Some of the questions will be answered online during the webinar and the remaining will be given answers after the event via e-mail.

Taxonomy is a new hierarchical structure within the Nice Classification of goods and services, which makes the classification of goods and services for the purposes of the registration of marks easier and faster. The taxonomy structure has been developed jointly by OHIM and the National Intellectual Property Office of the European Union in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). From July 1st, 2013, users can use free the taxonomy structure at the following web address: http://tmclass.tmdn.org.

During the entire month of July, “Live chat” will be at disposal of the users on the homepage of TMclass (http://tmclass.tmdn.org/ec2/). Using this tool, users will have the opportunity to ask questions (only in English) on taxonomy and classification of goods and services and receive answers in real time.

Sources of information: http://www.bpo.bg/, http://directo.avanzo.com/oami_201307XX/