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Monday, 15.12.2014 Leveraging Fundamental Freedom Rights with Trade Mark Rights The importance of striking a balance between expanding trade marks rights and protecting fundamental freedoms has been a widely discussed point within academic courses and publications....
Monday, 15.12.2014 Intellectual property rights of broadcasting organisations WIPO has initiated discussions regarding a potential treaty protecting IPR of broadcasting organisations.From 8 - 12 December, the WIPO Copyright Committee held their last meeting of 2014 on IPR-...
Monday, 15.12.2014 Spin-offs: an innovative idea is only the starting point One day in August 2005, a student of Professor D. Iannuzzi at VU University Amsterdam came to his office because in his experiment on some quantum force measurements, he could not get rid of an...
Thursday, 11.12.2014 The growth of DesignView The volume of design data available via the search tool DesignView has lately been significantly increased.The members giving access to their specific design data include the following: the Austrian...
Thursday, 11.12.2014 A segue to innovative workshops The European Commission is creating an extensive list of economists, researchers and experts to jumpstart a series of workshops on major issues in relation to the enforcement of intellectual property...
Tuesday, 09.12.2014 Intellectual property management in open innovation During recent decades, the R&D field has witnessed a rise in technological complexity. This entails the presence of a pool of intellectual property (IP) rights within the most advanced products...
Tuesday, 09.12.2014 The Rubik’s cube - officially a community trade mark The General Court of the European Union has agreed upon the registration of the shape of the popular Rubik’s cube.The primary registration of the three-dimensional cube had been established...
Thursday, 04.12.2014 Iceland joins TMview The Icelandic Patent Office (ELS - IPO) has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool from November 24th 2014.OHIM, under its international cooperation programme, enabled the...
Tuesday, 02.12.2014 WIPO report on the copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) commissioned a report on the copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives. This report provides an update and expansion of a...
Tuesday, 02.12.2014 MEPs secure deal to boost investment in the EU for projects that deliver intellectual property or research results Economic and monetary affairs MEPs reached an agreement with the Council and the Commission on European Long Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs).These funds “should boost non-bank financing for...
Sunday, 30.11.2014 Intellectual property and business plans A business plan is a strategic document providing details on how a given innovation is going to be commercialised and brought to the market by an existing company or a newly created venture.Since the...
Thursday, 27.11.2014 Advocate General’s opinion on standard-essential patent owners’ obligations In a case (C-170/13) referred by the German Court to the Court of Justice of the European Union on standard-essential patent (SEP), the Advocate General Melchior Wathelet delivered his non-binding...
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...

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