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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...
Tuesday, 03.12.2013 Are you involved in environmentally friendly technologies? There is a new marketplace available for you! Last week the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) launched a new marketplace for environmentally friendly technologies: the WIPO GREEN.According to WIPO, this free-of-charge database:...
Thursday, 28.11.2013 First European TMDN Newsletter out now The first issue of the new European TMDN News is out now. The newsletter is focused on the intellectual property community, and looks at the European Trade Mark and Design Network's drive to...
Thursday, 28.11.2013 Horizon 2020 research programme approved by the European Parliament Horizon 2020 was approved by MEPs on Thursday, November 21. Parliament amended it to improve support for small firms, attract more people into science and more scientists to join the programme, and...
Thursday, 28.11.2013 European citizens and Intellectual Property: perception, awareness and behaviour “European Citizens and Intellectual Property” is the first EU wide study of its kind. It provides a comprehensive assessment of citizens’ perceptions of Intellectual Property (IP)...
Tuesday, 26.11.2013 IP5 offices statistical report The Five IP Offices (IP5 Offices) - the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the State Intellectual Property Office of the...
Thursday, 21.11.2013 Banking on IP? Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are fundamental to the economic growth of the EU and their ability to grow is a key determinant of its future economic health.The UK Intellectual Property...
Thursday, 21.11.2013 Common Communication on the Common Practice on the General Indications of the Nice Class Headings The publication of the “IP Translator” judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in June 2012 led EU IP offices, IPI (Switzerland), NIPO (Norway), participating...

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