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  • Tuesday, 04.08.2020
    The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is providing new support services to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) emerge stronger from the current crisis. With the new "…

  • Tuesday, 04.08.2020
     As from 11/7/2020 the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) will become an Office of First Filing, making priority documents for designs (RCD) available in the World Intellectual…

  • Thursday, 23.07.2020
    The European Patent Office (EPO) has expanded its resources for researchers working on technologies to fight the coronavirus: Innovation is one of humanity's best tools to fight the threat of the…

  • Thursday, 23.07.2020
    The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) begins its next strategic cycle with the launch of its Strategic Plan 2025. It consists of projects and activities grouped under three…

  • Monday, 06.07.2020
    The European Patent Office (EPO) has published a new, expanding “Fighting coronavirus” platform designed to help researchers and decision-makers benefit from patent information in their fight against…

  • Monday, 06.07.2020
    The number of new patent applications reached an all-time high in 2019, according to the European Patent Office (EPO). 181,406 applications were registered in 2019, which is an increase of 4.0% over…

  • Monday, 29.06.2020
    Trademarks might be one of the best-known Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). From a consumer perspective, consciously or  unconsciously, we are all drawn by our favourite brands and the values…

  • Thursday, 25.06.2020
    Earlier this week, the European Commission released the European Innovation Scoreboard 2020, which shows that Europe's innovation performance continues to improve across the EU, for the second year…

  • Thursday, 18.06.2020
    This European Commission study analyses the IP implications of the development of industrial 3D printing clarifying how the existing IP framework brings protection to IP rights holders. It identifies…

  • Tuesday, 16.06.2020
    The COVID-19 crisis has had a severe impact on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the European Union, threatening massive job losses and closures. In the light of these challenges, the…

  • Monday, 15.06.2020
    The Licensing Executive Society International (LESI) and the European Patent Office (EPO) have teamed up for a special issue of "les Nouvelles" - the journal of the LESI - shedding light on the…

  • Monday, 15.06.2020
    New report on the interconnection between IPR crime and other types of serious crimes: On 10 June 2020, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and Europol have published a joint…

  • Monday, 15.06.2020
    IP4Teen is a project supported by the EUIPO, that seeks to raise awareness among European teenagers about the value of intellectual property as well as about the risks associated to piracy and the…

  • Thursday, 04.06.2020
    Design rights are exclusive rights that protect the appearance of a product, or a part of it, provided it is new and has individual character that sets it apart from any pre-existing designs that…

  • Tuesday, 02.06.2020
    What can you do on social media? Most of the content that you will come across is protected by copyright (e.g. pictures, videos, music). The fact that it is publicly available online, however, does…

  • Tuesday, 02.06.2020
    The European Commission has recently released their Research and Innovation Performance report with an analysis of the EU's Science, Research and Innovation Performance. The report includes 11…

  • Tuesday, 02.06.2020
    On 14 May 2020, the highest legal body of the European Patent Office (EPO), the Enlarged Board of Appeal, ruled that “plants and animals exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes are…

  • Tuesday, 02.06.2020
    New online service by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): WIPO PROOF iprovides tamper-proof evidence to prove the existence of a digital asset by creating a date- and time-stamped…

  • Wednesday, 27.05.2020
    The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has published a call for tenders regarding IP pre-diagnosis services for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe participants. The…

  • Wednesday, 27.05.2020
    The European Commission is funding a service to provide specialised, professional IP advice to European Universities and Public Research Organisations. Are you: Generating high-quality research, and…