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Thursday, 20.11.2014 Advocate General recommends dismissing Spain’s challenges to Unitary Patent regulations The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Yves Bot,  has delivered his opinion on Spain’s actions against the European regulations implementing enhanced...
Tuesday, 18.11.2014 OHIM introduces Fast Track for trade mark applications From next week on, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) will offer an accelerated procedure for trade mark’s registration: the Fast Track. With Fast Track the first step...
Thursday, 13.11.2014 Last minute enrolement to the EPO virtual classrooms on Commercialisation of IP Today is the last chance to enrol in the EPO virtual classrooms on Commercialisation of IP.This series of four one-hour virtual classroom lessons covers topics from ip4inno training modules which...
Thursday, 13.11.2014 Slovenia implements e-filing for trade marks and designs The Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has implemented e-filing for trade marks and designs. The e-filing tool is part of the Software Package developed in the framework of the Cooperation...
Thursday, 13.11.2014 MEPs to discuss the future of copyright in Europe Copyright laws need to keep up with technological developments in order for the online single market to deliver new services and easy access to content as well as to create new growth opportunities....
Thursday, 06.11.2014 China to boost IPR protection The Chinese government on Wednesday vowed to boost intellectual property rights (IPR) protection in upgrading the country's economy.IPR protection is key for a country's development and...
Thursday, 06.11.2014 French Business Angels Week The French National Institute of Intellectual Property (INPI) is the partner of the 9th edition of the Business Angels week organised by France Angels this year from November 24 to 28. The aim of...
Monday, 03.11.2014 OHIM launches the Orphan Works Database Last week  a new database for "orphan works" was launched by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).Orphan works are all those works such as books, films, newspaper...
Tuesday, 28.10.2014 Last chance to join the webinar on Technology Transfer Would you like to know more about:What is technology transfer and why is it important?What actors or institutions can you go to for help with technology transfer?How are technology screenings...
Tuesday, 28.10.2014 IP leverage for biotechnical innovations Biotechnology is a field where technology advances rapidly. For this reason, it is vital for any company operating in this sector to protect the innovations that they generate with Intellectual...
Monday, 27.10.2014 Technology Transfer from University research to the Commercial World - Dr. Tim Cook A great University is defined by great academics, great researchers, great thinkers, and great teachers, not by great administrators, great technology transferors, or even great leaders, although...
Monday, 27.10.2014 The EU IPR Helpdesk Team @ The ICT Proposers’ Day 2014: Florence On the 9th and 10th October 2014 took place the ICT Proposer’s day 2014 in the suggestive atmosphere of the conference center Fortezza da Basso, in Florence.Roughly 3000 people registered and...
Thursday, 23.10.2014 Tunisia joins TMview As of 20 October 2014, The Tunisian National Institute for Standardization and Industrial Property (INNORPI) has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool. The integration of...
Thursday, 23.10.2014 PCT fee reductions for SMEs The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) assists applicants in seeking patent protection internationally for their inventions, helps patent offices with their patent granting decisions, and facilitates...
Tuesday, 21.10.2014 Collecting Societies Handbook (2014) The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with Baker & McKenzie has published the Collecting Societies Handbook (2014), an online guide to collective licensing around...
Thursday, 16.10.2014 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin issue (15) With this issue, we arrive at the last Bulletin of 2014 and in this issue we continue presenting the new model consortium agreements for Horizon 2020.For those researchers involved or willing to be...
Thursday, 16.10.2014 Patents and Standards: A modern framework for standardisation involving intellectual property rights The European Commission has launched a new consultation on the interplay between standardisation and intellectual property rights (IPR) such as patents.The purpose of the present consultation is to...
Thursday, 16.10.2014 IP relevance in the SME Instrument Selected highly innovative, ambitious and passionate small- or medium-sized enterprises (SME) with global ambitions are given the unique opportunity to receive excellent business resources and...
Tuesday, 14.10.2014 Intellectual property considerations for medical devices Medical devices have become increasingly important in society given their impact on the health sector and also in the economy.According to the European Commission, in 2007 the medical device and...
Tuesday, 14.10.2014 UK IP Crime annual report On Friday 10th October, the UK IP Crime Group published its annual report.  This year’s report highlights current and emerging threats surrounding counterfeiting and piracy, including...

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