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Tuesday, 27.09.2016 The European Commission’s proposals on the modernisation of EU copyright rules As a part of the Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission has proposed modern EU copyright rules for European culture to flourish and circulate. The new proposals are believed to...
Tuesday, 20.09.2016 Two new geographical indications from Austria and Portugal approved by the EC The European Commission (EC) has recently approved the addition of the following two new products to the register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) and Protected Designations of Origin (PDO...
Friday, 16.09.2016 The value of geographical indications for businesses Some product names have more things to say about themselves than others. They can reflect and evoke qualities and reputation strictly linked to their geographical origin. Such a special “link”...
Monday, 05.09.2016 Two updated training modules from the European Patent Office The European Patent Office (EPO) has updated two modules in its e-learning centre on “patentability of computer-implemented inventions” and “biotechnological inventions”. The new modules have been...
Tuesday, 30.08.2016 UK Intellectual Property Office guide on IP and BREXIT The UK Intellectual Property Office has published a guide concerning the future of intellectual property (IP)  rights and the recent Referendum decision on BREXIT. This brief guide aims to...
Tuesday, 30.08.2016 Video streaming of the IPR Enforcement Conference On June 21st 2016, the European Commission held the “Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Conference” where key European and international decision makers, enforcement agencies and rights holders...
Monday, 08.08.2016 Ask the Helpline Our company is the coordinator of a Horizon 2020 project, and we need to hire several subcontractors (both enterprises and RTD centers). What should we include in a subcontractor agreement?...
Tuesday, 02.08.2016 European Inventor Award 2017 Nominations for the European Inventor Award 2017 are now open. The Award recognises outstanding inventors from around the world, from all technical fields and backgrounds. People from industry,...
Tuesday, 02.08.2016 Boosting the competitiveness of cultural and creative industries for jobs and growth A recent study conducted on behalf of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission shows that cultural and creative industries (CCIs), employing more...
Tuesday, 26.07.2016 Horizon 2020: Work Programme update The European Commission has just confirmed the calls and other actions of the second year of the two-year work programmes setting out funding opportunities for 2017 under Horizon 2020, the EU's...
Tuesday, 26.07.2016 Report on the economic cost of IPR infringement in spirits and wine sector The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has published a report presenting the results of the economic cost of IPR infringement in the spirits and wine sector. The report reveals that...
Wednesday, 20.07.2016 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (22) We are pleased to inform you that Issue 22 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to geographical indications...
Tuesday, 19.07.2016 EUROPOL and EUIPO together to launch the IPC3 The European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have joined forces to launch the Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (...
Tuesday, 12.07.2016 Georgia joins TMview and DesignView As of 7 July 2016, the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (NIPCG) has made its trade mark and design data available to the TMview and DesignView search tools. With the addition of more...
Tuesday, 12.07.2016 SOLVIT - Solutions to problems with EU rights in another EU country   Managed by the European Commission’s DG GROW, SOLVIT is a free-of-charge service provided by the national administration in each EU country and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The...
Tuesday, 12.07.2016 Report - Online Business Models Infringing Intellectual Property Rights The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, has just published a report on Online Business Models...
Tuesday, 12.07.2016 Ask the Helpline My company is applying to the SME Instrument (phase 2). We want to make a medical application, that seems to be very innovative, but we do not want to make any mistakes in our SME proposal. Can...
Tuesday, 12.07.2016 UK online copyright infringement down as people turn to streaming The Online Copyright Infringement Tracker, a new research commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), shows a fall in online infringement and steep rise in consumer use of streaming....
Tuesday, 05.07.2016 Albania joins TMview and DesignView As of 4 July 2016, the Albanian General Directorate of Patents and Trademarks (GDPT) has made its trade mark and design data available to the TMview and DesignView search tools. The integration of...
Tuesday, 05.07.2016 A new intellectual property enforcement tool: ACRIS The EUIPO, in cooperation with the European Commission (DG Trade), has created an anti-counterfeiting tool to bring together in one database all data relating to cases of intellectual property...