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  • Tuesday, 20.10.2020
    The guidelines of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), which were adopted by the Executive Director on 12 December 2019 (Decision No EX-19-4) and have been in force since 1 …

  • Tuesday, 20.10.2020
    So far, more than 500 organisations (including universities, research institutes and private companies) and more than 1500 individuals  from all over Europe and beyond have endorsed the Manifesto for…

  • Tuesday, 20.10.2020
    Did you visit the revamped Horizon Results Platform yet? As part of the EU Funding & Tenders Portal, it enables EU-funded projects to showcase their results in view of future exploitation in…

  • Monday, 19.10.2020
    For hundreds of years, European inventors have created new products, services and business models, improving the way people around the world live and work. The recently launched #HiddenInventors…

  • Tuesday, 06.10.2020
    The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently published 'Inventors Revisited', a new video and podcast series in which it reconnects with former finalists and winners of the European Inventor Award.…

  • Tuesday, 29.09.2020
    The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has launched a new database called WIPO Lex-Judgments to provide free-of-charge access to leading judicial decisions related to intellectual…

  • Tuesday, 29.09.2020
    The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Digital SME Alliance have recently signed a collaboration agreement. The goal is to develop and implement joint initiatives to…

  • Tuesday, 22.09.2020
    The EUIPO has updated the Brexit section on its website ahead of 31 December 2020, the day on which the UK’s transition period after Brexit will end, as stipulated in the Withdrawal Agreement …

  • Monday, 21.09.2020
    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…

  • Thursday, 03.09.2020
    Who will finance innovation? On 2 September 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released its Global Innovation Index 2020 presenting the latest global innovation trends and…

  • 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…