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Thursday, 11.07.2013 France partially drops the HADOPI provisions The French Minister of Culture and Communication, Ms Aurélie Filippetti, announced the publication of the decree abolishing the penalty of suspension of the Internet connection for people who had...
Tuesday, 09.07.2013 Fast-tracking green patent applications Several national Intellectual Property offices set up fast-tracking programs for environmentally-friendly patent applications with the purpose of promoting “green” technologies. In the...
Thursday, 04.07.2013 IPR management in software development Software, or computer programs, is a complex asset. At the boundary between pure creations of the mind and technical inventions, multiple intellectual property rights (IPR) can protect it....
Tuesday, 02.07.2013 The European Commission welcomes new Treaty ensuring equal access to books for visually impaired and print disabled persons Last week at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Conference the Marrakech Treaty was adopted, which will facilitate access to published works for visual impaired persons.As explained...
Tuesday, 02.07.2013 Croatia, Cyprus, Mexico and Norway join TMview New countries have made  their trade mark information available to the TMview search tool. Since yesterday, the information on trade mark applications and registrations from Croatia, Cyprus,...
Friday, 28.06.2013 Projects acronyms and trade marks: preventing risks Refraining from using an acronym similar to a registered trade mark for goods and/or services in the same area is important in R&D projects, particularly when consortium partners intend to...
Thursday, 27.06.2013 Consultation on the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court When signing the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court, the Signatory States considered it of utmost importance that the Preparatory Committee would as one of its first activities complete a draft of...
Thursday, 27.06.2013 A double-line IP strategy for start-ups Are you a SME looking for some suggestions on how better shape an IP strategy for your company? The 2-level strategy highlighted in this new case study could be suitable for your enterprise as well,...
Thursday, 27.06.2013 EPO adds six new languages to its Patent Translate service In a move to further improve multilingual access to information contained in patent documents, the European Patent Office (EPO) made another set of European languages available in its free machine...
Thursday, 27.06.2013 Intellectual Property Valuation Licensing and assignments of intellectual property rights have become common in the market, and the use of these types of asset as loan security has grown. This new reality has given rise to the...
Tuesday, 25.06.2013 Have you met Regi the brand guru? The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the relevance of trade marks for starting entrepreneurs: Regi the Brand Guru! This cheeky mental coach...
Tuesday, 25.06.2013 IP in the fashion industry The Centre for Fashion Enterprise in association with Olswang LLP and the UK intellectual property office has published an “Intellectual Property Guide for the Fashion Design Industry”,...
Tuesday, 25.06.2013 ECTA’s preliminary comments on the EC proposal for Trade Mark system reform In March the European Commission presented a package of initiatives to make trade mark registration systems all over the European Union cheaper, quicker, more reliable and predictable.The European...
Thursday, 20.06.2013 EPO Patent Information News issue 2/2013 is available online Patent Information News is a quarterly publication that informs European patent information users of new developments in the area.To download this issue and subscribe to receive further editions,...
Thursday, 20.06.2013 UK report on the impact of lookalikes Well-known brands, and brand-owners' groups, have long advocated specific and adequate protection against lookalikes under United Kingdom law, particularly in the context of possible business-to-...
Tuesday, 18.06.2013 LERU raises concerns on the IP rules within the Innovative Medicines Initiative The League of European Research Universities (LERU) published an open letter, focused in particular on the Intellectual Property aspects of the rules within the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)....
Thursday, 13.06.2013 European Parliament vote on customs regulation to better enforce intellectual property rights Nearly 115 million pirated and counterfeit products were discovered by customs authorities in the EU in 2011, some of which pose a risk to health and safety. One way to protect EU markets and...
Thursday, 13.06.2013 “Has the Commission ensured efficient implementation of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research?” The European Court of Auditors (ECA) recently issued a special report entitled “Has the Commission ensured efficient implementation of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research?”. The...
Tuesday, 11.06.2013 Free-of-charge Japanese-English machine translation for patents Last week the European Patent Office and the Japan Patent Office announced the launch of the Japanese-English machine translation within the EPO's automatic translation service Patent Translate....
Thursday, 06.06.2013 Europe and China agree to use the same patent classification system (CPC) This week the European Patent Office (EPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the area...

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