2The AcademyStrategic Plan Line of Action 4 Knowledge Management and LearningKey role in enhancing the professionalism and depth of expertiseEnsure that intellectual power is harnessedShare knowledge with OHIM's stakeholdersVirtuous Circle=1) to be a knowledge-based agency2) To poject our knowledge to stakeholdersLink between the 2 pillars of the Strategic Plan (1) Organizational excellence 2) International Cooperation)Now, will also support the activities of the Observatory on Infringements of IP
3IT Projects in the Academy area OHIM Academy Learning Portal (OALP)Tutorials and eLearning contentDigitalization of Content projectKnowledge RepositoryCase Law DatabaseJudges ForumThis is to ensure that content is stored only in one place, even if it is accessed from elsewhere and will guarantee that an OHIM website user can find and access, for example, a specific Decision that a colleague has recently uploaded.Once this work is complete, we will concentrate our efforts, eliciting the assistance of various IT colleagues to increasing external access.
5IP Seminars in 2013 for national offices 2 Mini IP Seminars (2 days) from Alicante through webinars2 IP Seminars (1 week for CTMs and 3 days for RCDs) in AlicanteRegional IP Seminars (2 days) in French, English, Spanish, Italian and GermanIP Summer School (1 week) in Alicante
6Trainings offered to national offices Short IP tranings (2 hours) are offered through webinars broadcasted in direct from Alicante or elsewhere.Short IP tranings will be filmed and posted on our platform as much as possible.OHIM-INTA Day will also be proposed as a webinar.Other trainings in Alicante: Train the Trainer, Mediation
7OHIM Universities Network Set up in 2008 in order to promote a better knowledge of Community trade marks and designs at European universities.Some 20 European universities are taking part in this programmeTwo students from each participating university are invited to write their Masters theses on topics on the CTM or CD system, proposed by OHIM. These students come to present their (interim) results during research meetings, held at OHIM, where they have interchanges with senior OHIM staff acting as “research advisers”.
8Judges Seminars and Symposium Every year, the Academy organises judges seminarsEvery two year, a judges symposium is also organised. as part of the OHIM sponsored European Judges Network initiative.The fundamental objectives behind the judges’ network are the promotion of the exchange of knowledge and information among the judges of the different member states and the facilitating of cooperation between different CTM and RCD courts, as well as the enhancing of personal and professional relationships between the judges themselves.To achieve this goal, OHIM organises regular tailor made seminars focusing on comparative law approaches, allowing judges to meet in an informal, private, confidential and secure context.On this occasion, the event brought together around fifty participants from across the European Union, not only CTM & RCD Court judges, but also other judges from the national courts and the European courts in Luxembourg.Though it may never be possible to fully eliminate differences between the courts form across the European Union, the judges network and, in particular, the seminars and symposium organised by OHIM, offer a vital platform for harmonisation of practices and a better global understanding of the CTM and CD systems for judges.
9Events for National Offices FEBRUARYJULY819-2121Webinar on IP rightsTrain the Trainer – essentialsWebinar on Trade marksOHIM1-52-4IP Summer SchoolMARCHSEPTEMBER4-511-1214-1518Train the Trainer on Cooperation ToolsWebinar on CTMs (I)IP Webinar on Selected Groups of Opposition (Art. 8(1) (b) and 8 (5)) and Proof of UseJudges Seminar on IndemnificationWebinar on CTMs (II)10-111918-2023-2423-25Regional Seminar in EnglishOHIM INTA DayMediation trainingAccreditation in MediationTrain the Trainer - essentialsTBCAPRILOCTOBER152530Webinar on DesignsTrain the Trainer – advancedTrain the Trainer- How to coachWebinar on Enforcement of IP rights30th Sept- 47-822-2324OHIM IP Seminar on TrademarksJudges SymposiumMAYNOVEMBER16-1730-31Judges Criminal SeminarRegional Seminar in French13 – 1528-29Regional Seminar in GermanOHIM IP Seminar on Designs2nd Judges Seminar on Internet issuesJUNEDECEMBER10 -1113-14Judges Seminar on Internet issuesIP Webinar on Latest Developments on Absolute Grounds (Including PGIs)Industrial propertyLanguagesAll facets of managementITFinanceSoft Skills (Train the Trainer, Mediation)The continuous developement of the staff is both an end in itselft and a means to help the Office to acheive its strategic vision.Ect.= induction and orientation toolkit, interview skills, team building, customer orientation, meeting management, team working, time management, negociation, presentation skills, effective writting, train the trainer, mediation…