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Thursday, 09.01.2014 Three new IP Offices join Designview The registered designs data of the Czech Intellectual Property Office (IPO CZ), the Lithuania State Patent Bureau (SPB) and the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) have been integrated into...
Wednesday, 08.01.2014 The German Patent and Trade Mark Office allows online inspection of patent and utility model files As of January 2014, electronic file inspection of patent and utility model files is possible at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA).From now on, parts of files can also be inspected online...
Friday, 20.12.2013 Copyright management and Creative Commons in FP7 The Creative Commons initiative is not incompatible with copyright and on the contrary is based on the existence of copyright protection, since it allows the work to be licensed to others interested...
Friday, 20.12.2013 Russia and the USA join TMview As of 18 December 2013, the Federal Service for Intellectual Property of Russia (Rospatent) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have made their trade mark data available to the...
Thursday, 19.12.2013 European Commission proposal to pave way for unitary patent backed by Ministers Justice Ministers have reached agreement on a European Commission proposal to complete the legal framework for Europe-wide patent protection. The proposal will update EU rules on the jurisdiction of...
Thursday, 19.12.2013 Commercialising Intellectual Property: Franchising This fact sheet, as a part of the series on “Commercialising IP”, deals with franchising. According to the statistics of the European Franchise Federation, in 2009 the EU-17 Member States...
Tuesday, 17.12.2013 Open Access in Horizon 2020 To help potential participants in Horizon 2020, the European Commission has published a fact sheet dedicated to open access in Horizon 2020. In particular, the following questions are covered in this...
Tuesday, 17.12.2013 European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani discusses the European campaign against counterfeit products Counterfeit products are a threat to European citizens and the European economy, not only because their fraudulent business model puts thousands of jobs at risks, but also because their quality...
Tuesday, 17.12.2013 D.A Glass: IP opportunity with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network This case study tells how an SME can succeed in filing patent applications with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network. Having proper competences and cooperating closely with international...
Tuesday, 17.12.2013 Global Patent Filings See Fastest Growth in 18 Years According to the 2013 report on the World Intellectual Property Indicators from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), patent filings grew by 9.2% (2.35 million applications filed) in...
Thursday, 12.12.2013 Check the first calls and documents of Horizon 2020! The first Horizon 2020 calls have been published this week on the Participant Portal.To guide potential participants to find their way in Horizon 2020, the European Commission has made available in...
Thursday, 12.12.2013 European IPR Helpdesk Stakeholder Meeting: presentations are now available online In November, DG Enterprise and Industry organized a Stakeholder Meeting of IPR support initiatives, including the European IPR Helpdesk, the China, ASEAN and MERCOSUR IPR SME Helpdesks, as well as...
Tuesday, 10.12.2013 A report on creating markets from research results Traditionally, public funded research was deemed to be focused on questions of essential scientific interest, the so-called basic research. This was intended to merely disclose new scientific and...
Tuesday, 10.12.2013 European Commission proposal to pave the way for unitary patent backed by Ministers Justice Ministers have reached agreement on a European Commission proposal to update EU rules on the jurisdiction of courts and recognition of judgements (the so-called “Brussels I Regulation...
Tuesday, 10.12.2013 Commission launches public consultation on copyright The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the EU copyright rules. This consultation invites stakeholders to share their views on territoriality in the Single Market, harmonisation...
Thursday, 05.12.2013 Council adopts "Horizon 2020" On December 3rd 2013 the Council of the European Union adopted the Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation for the years 2014 to 2020, which will replace the EU's 7th Research...
Thursday, 05.12.2013 IP assets for financial advantages Besides the research activity, the costs of developing a new technology into a product and then marketing it are generally very high. Moreover, it is common for many small businesses to have little...
Tuesday, 03.12.2013 Securing a partnership in a Marie Curie project The University Rovira i Virgili (URV) based in Tarragona, Spain has applied as Host Organisation for an International Outgoing Fellowship in 2012. This Marie Curie Action, funded under the Seventh...
Tuesday, 03.12.2013 How can branding and trade mark use affect the economy? Trade marks are the most used form of registered intellectual property, but evidence on the way trade marks and branding can impact the economy is scarce. To help overcome this problem, the World...
Tuesday, 03.12.2013 Commission proposes rules to help protect against the theft of confidential business information At the end of last week, the European Commission proposed new rules on the protection of confidential business information against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure. The draft directive...

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