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Tuesday, 13.10.2015 Italy joins the unitary patent Italy has joined the unitary patent system, becoming the 26th member of the enhanced cooperation on unitary patent protection. This decision will make the unitary patent even more attractive for...
Tuesday, 06.10.2015 Full-length Chinese documents in English are now available within PATENTSCOPE Users of PATENTSCOPE, the on-line patent search tool developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), can now benefit from translation of full-length Chinese documents into English...
Tuesday, 06.10.2015 Gambia: The latest member of the Madrid Protocol The Republic of Gambia becomes the 96th member of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (known as the Madrid Protocol). The applicants can...
Tuesday, 06.10.2015 New Examination Guidelines from the European Patent Office The European Patent Office (EPO) has published updated versions of the two following guidelines for examination of patent applications: November 2015 edition of “The Guidelines for Search and...
Tuesday, 06.10.2015 Designview welcomes The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Following to its participation to TMview, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has also made its industrial design data available to the Designview search tool, the centralised access...
Tuesday, 29.09.2015 The new on-line application form for Registered Community Designs The Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has presented the new on-line filing form for Registered Community Design (RCD) applications. The form brings the new “3D image uploader” in...
Tuesday, 22.09.2015 Global Innovation Index 2015 If you are interested in discovering which are the most innovative economies of the world, have a look at the recently released Global Innovation Index (GII) 2015! The GII, in its 8th edition this...
Tuesday, 15.09.2015 WIPO Intellectual Property Advantage database The World Intellectual Property Organization IP Advantage database contains a wide range of case studies giving real examples on intellectual property protection (patents, trade marks, and industrial...
Tuesday, 15.09.2015 OHIM's report on the economic cost of IPR infringement in sports equipment sector A new study of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), shows that the sales lost due to counterfeiting of sports equipment – not including sportswear – correspond to 6.5% of all...
Tuesday, 08.09.2015 Article on Patent licensing and cross-border insolvency The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) has realised an article on “Patent licensing and cross-border insolvency” written by the former LESI President Kevin Nachtrab.The...
Thursday, 03.09.2015 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (18) We are pleased to inform you that a new issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available on-line. This Bulletin issue firstly presents Intellectual Property as an...
Tuesday, 01.09.2015 National collection of the UK now available in PATENTSCOPE PATENTSCOPE is a WIPO global database providing access to international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in full text format on the day of publication, as well as to patent documents of...
Tuesday, 01.09.2015 Due Diligence for fight against counterfeiting of goods The European Commission has just released a report focused on due diligence as an organizational preventive measure to fight against IP infringing activities.Along with a complete explanation of what...
Tuesday, 18.08.2015 OHIM’s European workshop roadshow OHIM experts are on European roads to inform you about Office’s online services, classification tools and much more in 10 different destinations around the continent between September and...
Tuesday, 18.08.2015 UK Designs are now on Designview As from 10 August 2015, users will be able to search UK design applications in Designview, a centralised access point to view the designs held by any of the participating offices. With the...
Tuesday, 18.08.2015 Celebrating one single treaty system for international registration of trade marks: Algeria joins the Madrid Protocol People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the last member of the Madrid System which was not a party to the Protocol, has acceded to the Madrid Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement...
Tuesday, 04.08.2015 The second set of OHIM’s updated Guidelines is now in force The second half of the updated set of OHIM Guidelines on Community trade marks and Community designs, in force from 1 August 2015, is now accessible on the OHIM website in 5 languages (English,...
Thursday, 30.07.2015 A new online platform on renewable energy innovation The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in co-operation with the EPO and the International Electrotechnical Commission have launched a new online platform giving access to the world's...
Tuesday, 28.07.2015 The first EU-wide interactive website dedicated to young people and IP is launched Ideas Powered, an initiative of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), has launched its website on www.ideaspowered.eu, the first EU-wide interactive website on intellectual...
Tuesday, 28.07.2015 The latest member for TMview: The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia The National IP Office of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (SOIP), has declared its accession to the TMview search tool, as a result of the International Cooperation programme managed by...