EUIPO for journalists
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is a decentralised agency of the EU.
The Office is responsible for managing the European Union trade mark (EUTM) and the Registered Community Design (RCD), two unitary intellectual property rights valid across the EU-27.
We register around 170 000 trade marks and around 100 000 designs every year, offering intellectual property protection to businesses and individuals throughout the EU’s Single Market.
Through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, EUIPO publishes reports and studies on intellectual property and its value.
Quantification of IPR infringement
The cost of counterfeiting and piracy across economic sectors in the EU, and their effects on international trade.
The impact of intellectual property rights-intensive industries in the EU
How intellectual property rights-intensive industries support jobs and the economy in the EU
European citizens and intellectual property
How EU citizens, young people and SMEs perceive, value and use intellectual property
EUIPO in Alicante
EUIPO has been based in Alicante, Spain, since its foundation in 1994. On 23 March 2016, the Office changed its name from the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) to the European Union Intellectual Property Office, upon the entry into force of Regulation 2015/2424.
EUIPO’s contribution to the economic and social life of the local region is documented in a series of reports from the Chamber of Commerce in Alicante, which are available for download (in Spanish only):
EUIPO impact report 2019
EUIPO impact report 2017
EUIPO impact report 2015
More about EUIPO
EUIPO maintains a number of databases which give comprehensive information about trade marks and designs, and which are freely accessible.
The Office also publishes statistical reports on the EU trade mark and Registered Community Design.
EUIPO organices every two years the DesignEuropa Awards are organised to celebrate excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design (RCD) holders. More information about the awards
For information on how to get to our office, go to our Contact us section.