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Tuesday, 03.09.2013 EU IPR Helpdesk Webinars in September and October The EU IPR Helpdesk training team is back from summer break with four more webinars to come in September and October:Monday, 16 September 2013: IP in EU Funded ProjectsMonday, 23 September 2013: IP...
Tuesday, 27.08.2013 Open Access to research publications: study on the availability of open access during 2004/2011 Recently, the European Commission identified open access to research results as an essential element to boost Europe’s innovation capacity. Consequently, the European Commission announced that...
Tuesday, 27.08.2013 New FP7 monitoring report has been published The Sixth FP7 Monitoring Report focused on the Framework Programme implementation in 2012 was published at the beginning of this month.In this report, you can see in detail the outputs obtained and...
Tuesday, 27.08.2013 Unitary patent and Unified Patent Court: webinar on the latest developments Some weeks ago the European Patent Academy organised two public webinars concerning the developments on the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court. Both of them included a Q&A session held...
Tuesday, 13.08.2013 Protecting IPR: Customs detain €1 billion worth of fake goods at EU borders in 2012 EU Customs detained almost 40 million products suspected of violating intellectual property rights (IPR) in 2012, according to the European Commission's annual report on customs actions to...
Tuesday, 13.08.2013 Annual UK IP crime report The IP Crime Group, founded by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), has produced the IP Crime Report 2012/13. The Group brings together experts from industry groups, enforcement agencies and...
Wednesday, 07.08.2013 Publishing v. patenting Usually, the two main means to bring technical and scientific knowledge to the public are patent applications and journal publications. With the advent of the internet two alternative means are...
Tuesday, 30.07.2013 Commission fills legal gaps for unitary patent protection In February most EU member states signed the Unified Patent Regulations, which are aimed at establishing in the EU a European patent with unified effect.According to the Unified Patent Regulations,...
Monday, 29.07.2013 New brochure of the European IPR Helpdesk on brokerage events Several organisations across Europe and in particular the Enterprise Europe Network organise brokerage events. These events are an easy, cheap and quick way for SMEs to meet with potential business...
Thursday, 25.07.2013 Six EU Member States among the world's 10 most innovative Six European Union Member States are in the top ten list of the 10 most innovative nations (Sweden (2), United Kingdom (3), Netherlands (4), Finland (6), Denmark (9), Ireland (10)), while Switzerland...
Tuesday, 23.07.2013 The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPs) falls within the exclusive competence of the European Union Last week in case C‑414/11, the Court of Justice decided that the TRIPS agreement is within the exclusive competence of the European Union.According to the press release, the exclusive competence is...
Thursday, 18.07.2013 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (10) We are pleased to inform you that the tenth issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available on-line.Traditionally, public funded research was deemed to be focused...
Thursday, 18.07.2013 Study on trade secrets and confidential business information in the internal market Following an invitation to tender, the European Commission contracted the law firm Baker & McKenzie to carry out a study on the role of trade secrets and confidential business information as...
Tuesday, 16.07.2013 A guide to applying for your international patent Do you need information about the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)? Are you seeking for some help to prepare and file an international patent application? This guide prepared by IP Australia may be...
Tuesday, 16.07.2013 The United States Patent and Trademark Office launches the Global Patent Search Network Searching Chinese patent documents is now easier with the new tool of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): the Global Patent Search Network.With this new tool, which is the result...
Thursday, 11.07.2013 The new EU Customs Regulation published The European Parliament has approved a new Regulation to give Customs authorities extended powers to detain counterfeit or pirated goods at the borders of the European Union. Regulation 608/2013,...
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...

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