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On 7 May 2015, from 12.00-13.15 CET, intellectual property expert Dr Frederick MOSTERT will be put through his paces by a moderator during a streamed conference at OHIM.

Dr Frederick MOSTERT is a recognised authority on intellectual property issues and has put IP on the map for all to use and understand. His position as Chief IP and Legal Counsel of Luxury Group Richemont contrasts with his role as pro bono legal assistant to President Nelson Mandela and Past President of INTA.

OHIM's Academy organises regular conferences to offer IP authors a platform to share their knowledge and put it to the test with the help of a moderator.

The Pan-European Seal IP Campus Pilot 2015 took place at OHIM's premises between 11 and 13 May. Organised by OHIM and the European Patent Office, this IP awareness and dissemination event gathered together the 14 trainees of OHIM's Pilot Edition of the Pan-European Seal, as well as other in-house trainees, bringing the total number of participants to 34.

The event included conferences on intellectual property (IP) related topics, such as the economic value of EU trade marks and designs, the Community trade mark legislative reform, patents and economic growth, counterfeiting and piracy, design law, and IP in the fashion industry. Additionally, the programme included two visits to local IP intensive industries, a discussion panel on the role of IP in the global economy, and two career guidance sessions in the IP field.

As of 18 May 2015, the Icelandic Patent Office (ELS - IPO) has made their design data available to the Designview search tool.

The integration of ELS - IPO is a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its international partners.

With ELS - IPO on-board, there are now 31 participating offices in Designview. With the addition of more than 3.500 designs from ELS - IPO, Designview now provides information and access to more than 4,2 million designs in total.

Since the introduction of Designview on 19 November 2012, the tool has served about 935.000 searches from 137 different countries, with users from Spain, Germany and the UK among the most frequent visitors.

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