Profile: Antonio Campinos, INPI Portugal

James Nurton, Berlin


James Nurton speaks to Antonio Campinos, chair of OHIM’s Administrative Council, about tensions between OHIM and EU member states, the Madrid Protocol and promoting IP in Portugal

The city of Alicante in Spain is the gateway to a number of desirable resorts on the Costa Blanca, making it popular with visitors from all over Europe and beyond. It has also of course been home to the Community trade mark (CTM) office—OHIM or OAMI in its Spanish form—since the CTM system was founded in 1996. The CTM, and its more recent sister the registered Community design, have proven very successful with applicants, and most trademark practitioners have welcomed their development. However, the very success has recently raised unexpected debates about questions such as price, the CTM’s relationship with national rights and the interaction between OHIM and national offices. Antonio Campinos, new chair of OHIM’s Administrative Council, will now be regularly joining the tourist hordes flying to the city as he takes on the mission of addressing the perceived tensions in Europe’s trademark system....


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