(a) administration and promotion of the EU trade mark system established in this
(b) administration and promotion of the European Union design system established in
Council Regulation (EC) No 6/2002;
(c) promoting convergence of practices and tools in the fields of trade marks and
designs, in cooperation with the central industrial property offices in the
Member States, including the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property;
(d) the tasks referred to in Regulation (EU) No 386/2012 of the European Parliament and
of the Council;
(e) the tasks conferred on it under Directive 2012/28/EU of the European Parliament and
of the Council.
The Office shall cooperate with institutions, authorities, bodies, industrial property offices,
international and non-governmental organisations in relation to the tasks conferred on it in
The Office may provide voluntary mediation services for the purpose of assisting parties in
reaching a friendly settlement.