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Tuesday, 31.05.2016 The European IPR Helpdesk values your input! Being a service initiative funded by the European Union, the European IPR Helpdesk provides free-of-charge and first-line IP support to European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). In order to...
Tuesday, 31.05.2016 Albania and Georgia have joined TMclass As of 30 May 2016, the Albanian General Directorate of Patents and Trademarks (GDPT) and the Georgian National Intellectual Property Center (SAKPATENTI) join TMclass. These latest additions bring...
Tuesday, 24.05.2016 The economic cost of IPR infringement in the recorded music industry The European Union Intellectual Property Office has just released a report on the economic costs of IP rights infringement in the recorded music sector. The main finding of the study is that in 2014...
Tuesday, 17.05.2016 New WIPO web pages on IP policies for universities and research institutions The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has enhanced its work to support universities and research institutions in disseminating the knowledge which they generate and created new web...
Tuesday, 17.05.2016 European Patent Office survey report on patent filings Annually, the European Patent Office (EPO) launches a survey for medium term estimation of patent filing figures, not only for forecasting the number of applications but also to uncover the processes...
Friday, 13.05.2016 Paving the way to success by building up an IP strategy for an academic start-up Sometimes, it is not always very easy to put inventions into practice, albeit the invention itself is highly valuable, as it might be challenging to exploit the IP assets without receiving any...
Tuesday, 10.05.2016 How to get a European Patent - Guide for Applicants The European Patent Office (EPO) has just published the updated 16th edition of “How to get a European Patent – Guide for Applicants”. The "Guide for applicants" has been designed to provide...
Tuesday, 10.05.2016 The European IPR Helpdesk on TV! The European IPR Heplpdesk recently participated in the Copy Talks event organised on April 26th 2016 by the Flemish Agency for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Europe Network and...
Tuesday, 03.05.2016 EPO reveals the finalists for the European Inventor Award 2016 The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced 15 pioneering finalists for this year’s European Inventor Award. In its 11th edition, EPO once again honours scientists, researchers and engineers who...
Monday, 25.04.2016 Report on Infringement of Geographical Indications in the EU The European Union Intellectual Property Office has just released a report on Infringement of Geographical Indications. In the European Union (EU), Geographical Indications (GIs) for wine, spirits,...
Monday, 25.04.2016 Statistics on European Union trade mark applications 89420 applications for trade mark protection were received in 2015 by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) from the Member States of the European Union (EU). This information...
Monday, 25.04.2016 Watch our new animated video clip! Just in time for this year's World IP Day on April 26 the European IPR Helpdesk has released a short, entertaining animated video highlighting the importance of IP and explaining how SMEs and...
Thursday, 21.04.2016 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (21) We are pleased to inform you that Issue 21 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is dedicated to Women and Intellectual Property....
Tuesday, 19.04.2016 Directive for the protection of trade secrets in the European Union Last week the European Parliament has approved the text of a proposed Directive for the protection of trade secrets in the European Union.  Once approved by the European Council, the Directive...
Tuesday, 19.04.2016 Gold Blue: Copyright management in a software company The use of copyrighted works, in particular text and image-based works, is intensive and pervasive in most companies. In this regard, the combination of low copyright awareness with fast and easy...
Tuesday, 12.04.2016 Launch of the OECD–EUIPO report on the economic impact of counterfeit trade Counterfeit and pirated trade is a significant economic risk that undermines innovation and hampers economic growth. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European...
Tuesday, 12.04.2016 IP Youth scoreboard The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights hosted by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has just released the final report on Youth and IP. The...
Tuesday, 05.04.2016 Managing confidentiality when starting a business Before starting the development of commercial activities with the support of external business partners, it is crucial to protect confidential information that can have a significant economic...
Tuesday, 29.03.2016 Revised version of the EUIPO trade mark guidelines are published The revised version of the Guidelines on current trade mark practice, updated to align the new EU trade mark Regulation, has been published by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)....
Tuesday, 29.03.2016 Information notice of DG Growth on the new EU trade mark reform The European Commission’s General Directorate of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Growth) has published a summary of information for the EU trade mark reform that took...