The ARIPO Online Service is up and running

The ARIPO Online Service is up and running

The ARIPO Online Service was launched on 2 March 2015. The service covers, inter alia, e-filing, online file inspection and online journals. More particularly, the ARIPO Online Service encompasses:

  • Public Online Services, which will allow members of the public to access various online services such as Quick Search, Advanced Search, IP Forms and ARIPO Journals without having to register with ARIPO; and
  • E-services, which is a members-only area that provides for online filing of IP rights, online payment of official fees, on-line correspondence with ARIPO, on-line prosecution, and general tracking and status of applications.

The ARIPO Online Service has come about as a result of co-operation between ARIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the Korean Government, and it is therefore sometimes referred to as a KOICA-WIPO-ARIPO Project. The project involves the upgrade of ARIPO’s ICT infrastructure, as well as the ICT infrastructure of each ARIPO member state.

ARIPO has offered a number of free training sessions for the ARIPO Online Service for external users. The first of these sessions were held on 12 and 13 February 2015.

Further improvements to the ARIPO Online Service were discussed at the 4th Working Group on the Banjul and Harare Protocols held on 21 May 2015 at the ARIPO Offices. Spoor & Fisher attended this meeting and we will keep our clients updated on developments regarding the ARIPO Online Service, as well as any proposed amendments to the Banjul and Harare Protocols.

Here is a snapshot of the ARIPO Online Service page showing the services available.

For further information, please speak to your usual Spoor & Fisher contact or email us at info@spoor.co.uk 

Date published: 2015/05/26
Author: Spoor & Fisher

Tags: general ip news aripo online e-filing