By 24 March 2021, and every five years thereafter, the Commission shall evaluate the
implementation of this Regulation.
The evaluation shall review the legal framework for cooperation between the Office and
the central industrial property offices of the Member States and the Benelux Office for
Intellectual Property, paying particular attention to the financing mechanism laid down in
Article 152. The evaluation shall further assess the impact, effectiveness and efficiency of
the Office and its working practices. The evaluation shall, in particular, address the
possible need to modify the mandate of the Office, and the financial implications of any
The Commission shall forward the evaluation report together with its conclusions drawn
on the basis of that report to the European Parliament, the Council and the Management
Board. The findings of the evaluation shall be made public.
On the occasion of every second evaluation, there shall be an assessment of the results
achieved by the Office having regard to its objectives, mandate and tasks.