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Wednesday, 18.01.2017 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (24) We are pleased to inform you that Issue 24 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to trade marks and their...
Tuesday, 17.01.2017 European Commission report on software patentability The European Commission (EC) has published a report on “The trends and current practices in the area of patentability of computer implemented inventions within the EU and the U.S.”, which aims at...
Monday, 16.01.2017 Cloud Number Nine: free and open source software The business opportunities offered by the Internet and IT in general are immense. Some of the most successful computer and internet-based businesses started with simple ideas and very low economic...
Tuesday, 10.01.2017 The 2017 euRobotics Technology Transfer Award Successful technology transfer describes the process of converting scientific findings from research laboratories into innovative products, processes and services by the commercial sector. During...
Tuesday, 10.01.2017 11th edition of the Nice Classification The 11th edition of the Nice Classification system entered into force on January 1. The Nice Classification is a system used to classify goods and services for the registration of trade marks. Under...
Tuesday, 03.01.2017 Improved image recognition in eSearch plus eSearch plus is the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s most popular database allowing users to search for European Union trade marks and registered community designs. In November...
Tuesday, 03.01.2017 New Guidelines for Examination of EU Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs The first part of the revised European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Guidelines has been adopted and will enter into force on February 1, 2017. These Guidelines, which reflect EUIPO's...
Tuesday, 03.01.2017 TECNIOspring PLUS 1st call for proposals is open! ACCIÓ (the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness) opened the 1st call of the TECNIOspring PLUS programme, which will close on February 1, 2017. TECNIOspring PLUS is a mobility programme co-...
Tuesday, 13.12.2016 Horizon 2020: updated annotated model grant agreement available An updated version of the annotated model grant agreement for projects financed within the Horizon 2020 framework programme has just been published. The full text of the document is available here.
Tuesday, 13.12.2016 Standardisation and patents: two new EC studies The European Commission has published two studies on the interplay between standardisation and patents. The first study focuses on issues and solutions related to standard essential patents (SEPs)...
Tuesday, 06.12.2016 The negative economic effect of counterfeit and pirated goods across the EU Although the negative economic effect of fake and pirated goods lasts all year around, reflecting on counterfeiting and its negative consequences becomes crucial with the festive season approaching,...
Tuesday, 06.12.2016 The DesignEuropa Awards: the winners The DesignEuropa Awards ceremony, organised by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, took place on 30th November in Milan.These awards celebrate excellence in design and design management...
Tuesday, 29.11.2016 The second monitoring report on Horizon 2020 The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has published the second monitoring report on the activities, results and impacts of the Horizon 2020 funding programme. The...
Tuesday, 29.11.2016 UK to proceed with the preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement The UK Minister of State for Intellectual Property, Baroness Neville Rolfe, has confirmed that the UK will continue with preparations for ratification over the coming months to bring the Unified...
Monday, 28.11.2016 Boosting the start-ups in Europe: The Commission’s Start-up and Scale-up Initiative The European Commission has released a communication to foster European start-ups and scale-ups to make them become Europe’s next leaders. The Commission's “Start-up and Scale-up Initiative” brings...
Tuesday, 22.11.2016 On-site Helpline Hours in Brussels in December European IPR Helpdesk welcomes you to the "Helpline Hours" in Brussels First-line support on Intellectual Property Management Once again, we are looking forward to meeting you in our...
Tuesday, 22.11.2016 JRC study on Patent Assertion Entities in Europe Patent assertion is known as enforcement of a patent providing effective patent monetisation options for the patent owners from licensing activities. It has become a common practice in shaping the...
Tuesday, 15.11.2016 Commission notice on certain articles of the Biotech Directive The European Commission has recently adopted a notice clarifying certain articles of Directive 98/44 on the protection of biotechnical inventions. The Directive focuses on patenting in the biotech...
Tuesday, 08.11.2016 EuKTS certification for knowledge transfer professionals The European Knowledge and Technology Transfer Society (EuKTS) has launched its certification programme aiming to raise the standard and recognition of knowledge transfer professionals throughout...
Tuesday, 08.11.2016 WIPO develops cutting-edge translation tool for patent documents World Intellectual Property Organization’s WIPO Translate tool now incorporates a ground-breaking neural machine translation technology which allows the rendering of highly technical patent documents...