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Thursday, 24.07.2014 EC publishes the report on the responses to Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules The European Commission (EC) has published the report on the responses to Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules.The public consultation has generated broad interest with more...
Thursday, 24.07.2014 European SME Week 2014 Coordinated by the European Commission, this campaign promotes enterprise across Europe in line with the Small Business Act for Europe with the aim to:provide information on what the EU and...
Tuesday, 22.07.2014 Global Innovation Index 2014: The Human Factor in Innovation The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in collaboration with Cornell University and the Business School INSEAD, has just published the seventh edition of the Global Innovation Index (...
Thursday, 17.07.2014 Guide to Intellectual Property Rights in Horizon 2020 Aiming to guide you through the expectations and requirements of the European Commission related to IP in Horizon 2020 projects, and to offer hands-on advice and tips on how to put IP management into...
Thursday, 17.07.2014 Commission launches public consultation on the protection of geographical indications for non-agricultural products The European Commission has launched a Green Paper consultation on a possible extension of geographical indication protection to non-agricultural products.The Green Paper consists of two parts. The...
Thursday, 17.07.2014 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin issue (14) This summer issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin firstly presents an easy-to-use map of different free-of-charge initiatives available to assist SMEs with intellectual property related matters...
Tuesday, 15.07.2014 WIPO Magazine - recent article on EU’s Unitary Patent The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published a new issue of its Magazine. As usual, the magazine is full of interesting articles. However, one in particular caught the attention...
Thursday, 10.07.2014 TM5 – The five Trademark offices The “TM5″ is a framework through which five intellectual property offices – namely, the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the Office for...
Tuesday, 08.07.2014 70 000 counterfeit goods seized in EU joint customs operation Over 70 000 counterfeit goods were seized during a major Joint Customs Operation (JCO) code-named “ERMIS”. JCO ERMIS was carried-out by the Greek Customs Administration and the European...
Tuesday, 08.07.2014 European patent validation agreement signed between the EPO and Tunisia The European Patent Office (EPO), and the Tunisian Minister for Industry, Energy and Mines, signed an agreement on the validation of European patents for Tunisia.Under the terms of the agreement,...
Tuesday, 01.07.2014 New model consortium agreement for H2020 projects DIGITALEUROPE members have published a new consortium agreement model for Horizon 2020 projects: MCARD-2020.This new model is similar to the Integrated Project Consortium Agreement (IPCA) developed...
Tuesday, 01.07.2014 Commission presents actions to better protect and enforce intellectual property rights The European Commission has adopted two communications – an Action Plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights in the EU and a Strategy for the protection and enforcement of...
Thursday, 26.06.2014 Taking steps to the protection of databases This new case study published by the European IPR Helpdesk addresses database protection in the EU Seventh Framework Programme by pointing out the difference between the protection of database...
Thursday, 26.06.2014 Intellectual Property in biotechnology We are pleased to inform you that the European IPR Helpdesk has released a new fact sheet focusing on the importance of IP for the biotech sector.Biotechnology is a field where technology advances...
Tuesday, 24.06.2014 New report: Assessing the economic impacts of adapting certain limitations and exceptions to copyright and related rights in the EU A new report entitled “Assessing the economic impacts of adapting certain limitations and exceptions to copyright and related rights in the EU” has just been published. This report is...
Thursday, 19.06.2014 The IP Teaching Kit – a new and extensive collection of teaching materials from the EPO The European Patent Office (EPO) has published a new product that builds directly on and extends the Patent Teaching Kit. Developed in co-operation with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal...
Thursday, 12.06.2014 Workshops on key economic issues regarding the enforcement of IPR in the EU With the Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights and the Commission proposal for a Directive on trade secrets the European Union has set the framework for civil...
Tuesday, 10.06.2014 International Protection of ICT Intellectual Property and the Internationalization of ICT R&D The Joint Research Centre has published a report on the internationalisation of ICT R&D. Firstly, this report analyses the international protection of ICT through the examination of international...
Thursday, 05.06.2014 New UK copyright exceptions entered into force The UK government is making a series of small but important changes to make it better suited for the digital age. These changes will affect how content like books, music, films and photographs can be...
Thursday, 05.06.2014 Danes vote yes in the referendum on the Unified Patent Court The Danish people have recently voted in a referendum in favour of joining the Unified Patent Court (UPC). The Agreement on the UPC will set up a single and specialised EU patent jurisdiction. Once...

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