abbreviation for the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (2007/2013), which is one of the funding instruments of the EU to support research and innovation. CIP fosters the competitiveness of enterprises, in particular of SMEs.
are research projects with the aim of generating new knowledge. This new knowledge can be used to develop a new technology, process or product. They can vary in size, scope and budget, depending upon the proposed topic and theme.
|Community Registered Design||
is a design registered with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM); it is granted EU-wide protection.
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is the trademark system which applies in the European Union, registration of a trademark with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM); it leads to a registration which is effective throughout the EU.
is information of a confidential nature that may include information of a personal, scientific, industrial, business, or commercial nature, that is not available to the public.
also known as non-disclosure agreement (NDA), refers to the written agreement that parties use when they wish to disclose information and ideas in confidence. This agreement therefore establishes the obligation of the recipient (i.e. the legal person to whom the information is disclosed) to not disclose the information and ideas to third parties. A confidentiality agreement is crucial for an inventor or any other party that needs to protect confidential information.
is - in general - a group of institutions or companies acting together in the same project under common interest. In FP7 it refers to all the participants in the same project.
is an agreement that participants conclude amongst themselves for the implementation of a project. The agreement allows the participants to determine the detailed administrative and management provisions necessary to carry out their project. Within this agreement, parties also outline the rights and responsibilities of each member of the consortium. This agreement cannot contradict or negate the provisions established by the grant agreement or the rules for participation.
is the legal right granted to an author, composer, playwright, publisher or distributor to exclusive publication, production, sale, or distribution of literary -, musical -, dramatic -, or artistic work.
the Community Research and Development Information System is a huge internet information system comprising information about FP7 and its specific programmes, current calls for proposals, partner search facilities, an electronic proposal submission system (EPSS) and many more features related RTD.
a practice of intentional imitation of a genuine article and selling it under a genuine article’s brand name without the brand owner’s authorization with the intent to take advantage of the superior value of the imitated product.