Well, folks, as I blogged here, the Offices that constitute the ID5 have one by one slowly made plans to become Depositing Offices and Accessing Offices in the DAS system. And for some time now, the sole remaining ID5 Office that had not made any public statement about plans to join the DAS system was EUIPO. The EUIPO has an Information Centre and every few months I make an inquiry to the Information Centre about this. In February of 2019, this was EUIPO’s official answer:
Your question is being taken into consideration by the EUIPO. We’ll contact you as soon as we have a definitive answer.
Not having heard back, last week I made inquiry again at the the Information Centre. And now I have received EUIPO’s official answer as to when it will join the DAS system for designs.
As of November 11, 2019, EUIPO’s official answer to my question is:
The participation of EUIPO in WIPO DAS is currently being planned in the context of the implementation of the new Strategic Plan (SP2025).
Should you have any doubts, please visit our Help Centre where you can find further useful information.
I clicked around in the Help Center, doing various searches on “WIPO DAS” or “DAS” and was not able to find any further useful information.
Well, there you have it. Now we know. The participation of EUIPO in WIPO DAS is currently being planned in the context of the implementation of the new Strategic Plan (SP2025).