Uni Systems in consortium with Capgemini Invent signs a multi-million euro framework agreement with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for general as well as ICT consultancy and programme management services.
Luxembourg - Athens, June, 8, 2021 – Uni Systems, in consortium with Capgemini Invent (leader), has signed a multi-million euro framework agreement with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for consulting services for high-level and strategic matters that are related to the areas of competence and tasks of EUIPO, facilitating the achievement of its Strategic Plan 2025.
The contract awarded by the EUIPO is a one-year framework contract renewable for up to three additional one-year periods. The agreement has a total maximum value of €50 million and includes general consultancy, audits, studies and project management services.
The consulting services provided by the consortium are in the following areas:
- General consultancy for high-level and strategic matters that are related to the areas of competence and tasks of EUIPO.
- Audit, which aims at providing independent assurance that EUIPO’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively. They will result in analyses, appraisals, recommendations, advice and information concerning the activities reviewed.
- Studies, including the investigation and analysis related to core activities of EUIPO, intellectual property matters, as well as other topics which will advance the work of the office.
Nikos Psimogiannos, International Business Unit Director in Uni Systems, stated: “Receiving such entrustment to engage and support EUIPO’s mission is an honour and an acknowledgement of our teams' capabilities and successful track record in the provision of ICT Consulting Services. It further endorses our subject matter expertise in the domain of trademarks and designs and fuels our commitment to excellence in support of EUIPO’s vision.”
The EUIPO is a decentralized agency of the EU, based in Alicante, Spain. It manages the registration of the European Union trademark (EUTM) and the registered Community design (RCD), both of which provide intellectual property protection in all EU Member States.