User Involvement

Lead Office


The aim of the project is to establish a coherent and consistent user involvement in the TM5 forum, notably through the involvement of users in TM5 Midterm and Annual Meetings, workshops and collaboration projects. Users involvement benefits imply increased awareness of the TM5 work, the user perspective being integrated into TM5 projects/ initiatives for increased efficiency, and better addressing issues of global interest with users.


  • 1st workshop, May 2017 at Barcelona:Theme “Case examples of bad faith trademark filings”
  • 2nd workshop, May 2018 at Seattle:Theme “Examination practices on non-traditional trademarks”
  • 3rd workshop, May 2019 at Boston:Theme “Global developments and research on bad faith trademark filings”
  • 4th workshop, November 28, 2020 via Online Meeting : Theme “Protection of Store Design as a Trademark”
  • 5th workshop, November 17, 2021 via Online Meeting : Theme “Tips to avoid refusals”
  • 6th workshop, May 2, 2022 Live at Washington D.C. / via Online : Theme “Recent amendments to trademark laws and trademark examination guidelines”

Presentation Materials


  • 7th workshop, May 18, 2023 at Singapore : Theme “Proving Use of Trademarks in TM5 Offices”

Presentation Materials


  • 8th workshop, May 20, 2024 at Atlanta: Theme “How to Determine the Likelihood of Confusion at the Examination Stage”

Presentation Materials


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