The purpose of creating this section on the SPTO web page is to provide an overview of the international cooperation activities carried out by the Office.
Since its creation, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office has worked intensively in international cooperation. The information provided below is structured first by year and then into headings that classify the different activities carried out; that is, MISSIONS by experts to industrial property offices, VISITS by civil servants and authorities to the SPTO, COURSES and seminars given at the SPTO to trademark and patent examiners from other industrial property offices within the scope of international co-operation, OTHER EVENTS which include courses given by the SPTO outside of the entity or activities of other types and, finally, the CIBIT PROGRAMME, which are training visits for Latin American patent examiners at the SPTO for periods ranging from 6 months to 2 years.
The section begins with the information on the international cooperation provided by the SPTO in 2003. From 2003 onwards, it is updated periodically.