10 years of TM5 Booklet

10 years of TM5 Booklet

Lead Office EUIPO

Priority Rights

TM5 is a multilateral cooperation forum that is comprised of the five main trademark offices in the world. The forum was originally created in 2001 by three principal international IP Offices, namely, the Japan Patent Office, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (now EUIPO), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The […]

Lead Office EUIPO

Fraudulent Solicitations

The purpose of this project is to address scams occurring worldwide where trademark users receive misleading or fraudulent solicitations offering trademark services in exchange for payment, but the services are never rendered, or are rendered poorly, creating costs and frustration for trademark users.


Providing Information on How TM5 Members Describe Goods and Services

Project objectives The aim of this project is to enhance user convenience in identifying goods and services by providing the Partner Offices’ descriptions of acceptable goods and services, and then posting the collected information onto the TM5’s public website. 2. Project scope

Lead Office KIPO

Trademark Archives Management and Administration

The project aims to share the information related to the manner and scope of the archives preservation, management and administration, both in paper and electronic form, within TM5 offices. By learning from the experience of others’, the offices can improve the management and operation of the trademark paper and electronic archives.

Lead Office CNIPA

Comparative Analysis on Examination Results

The purpose of this project is to increase user convenience by enabling international applicants to predict the registrability of filed marks in TM5 partners’ countries.

Lead Office KIPO

TM5 Catalogue of Quality Services Involving Users

The EUIPO has published the TM5 Catalogue of Quality Services involving users, a catalogue of user-driven initiatives developed under the framework of international cooperation activities with the TM5 offices. The Japanese Patent Office (JPO), the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) […]

Lead Office EUIPO

Project to Improve Convenience of the Madrid Protocol by Enriching Information

The System of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (hereinafter referred to as the “Madrid Protocol”) contributes to reducing the total costs and procedural burdens of the applicant by allowing a one stop solution for registering and managing marks worldwide by the WIPO.

Lead Office JPO

Quality Management for Trademark Examination

The TM5 Offices will enhance mutual understanding and trust by exchanging information on respective quality management systems and relevant initiatives. Then, the TM5 Offices will understand differences among each other in terms of their quality management systems and initiatives in order to mutually improve the quality management system of each Office by for example voluntarily reflecting information on the differences upon its own initiatives, as needed

Lead Office EUIPO JPO

Taxonomy and TMclass

TMclass helps you to search for and classify Goods and Services (G&S) that you need to apply for trade mark protection. You can also find equivalent translations for G&S in 33 other languages and check whether the terms are included in the classification databases of other Participating Offices (PO). Each Office continues to own its terms and is responsible for the maintenance and updating of its database. This ensures that users can identify which terms are accepted by the Office

Lead Office EUIPO