It will be recalled that on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, eighty-four design practitioners and applicants wrote a letter to Christian Archambeau, the Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The letter said:
We write to you as design practitioners and applicants for protection of industrial designs. Many of the undersigned are members of the Industrial Designs Listserv, a community of design practitioners.
We are writing to request that the European Union Intellectual Property Office become a participating office in the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS).
We thank you for your consideration of this request.
The letter was sent by Priority Mail Express International service, and would normally have been delivered in Alicante a day or two later. The envelope sat for seventeen days in a postal facility in San Francisco before being put on an airplane headed for Spain.
Hopefully we will soon hear back from Executive Director Archambeau with good news about EUIPO’s imminent participation in the DAS system.