Trademarks in Virtual Space

Lead Office



The rising interest in virtual spaces has spurred IP offices worldwide to establish guidelines for trademark applications concerning virtual goods/services. TM5, representing over 60% of global trademark applications, acknowledges the significance of addressing this trend. The project is timely, considering discussions at WIPO’s Nice Committee and existing guidelines in some offices.

Project objectives

The project aims to facilitate knowledge exchange among the TM5 Partners concerning trademark filings and examination guidelines for virtual goods/services. Its objective is to foster a consensus on these applications and offer valuable insights to policymakers. Through surveys and reports, the project will compile filing trends and examination practices relevant to virtual goods/services across the TM5 offices.