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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...
Tuesday, 19.11.2013 Greece and Morocco join TMview Last week, Greece and Morocco joined TMview. With these two National Offices onboard, nearly 230,000 trade marks from the Greek Ministry for Development and Competiveness (GGE) and almost 160,000...
Thursday, 14.11.2013 Licences for Europe: stakeholders make ten pledges to bring more content online The "Licences for Europe" stakeholder dialogue was launched by the European Commission in February 2013 with two aims: first to support its task to review and modernise the EU copyright...
Thursday, 14.11.2013 Automatic Patent Analysis Experts reckon that much of the technical information contained in patents is not available anywhere else, and that it contains around 80% of the worldwide technical knowledge.However, patent...
Tuesday, 12.11.2013 Patents for software? A new publication of the EPO The European Patent Office (EPO) has released a new publication concerning the protection of computer-implemented inventions by patents. In this publication, the EPO explains the conditions for...
Thursday, 07.11.2013 Commercialising Intellectual Property: knowledge transfer tools “Commercialising IP” is a series of fact sheets published by the European IPR Helpdesk aiming to provide an introduction to various forms of commercialisation which can be useful for less...
Thursday, 07.11.2013 Collective management of copyright: EP and Council strike a deal On-line music service providers will be able to get licences more easily under a provisional deal struck by the European Parliament and Council negotiators on Monday evening. The new rules are...
Thursday, 07.11.2013 NaturallyUnlimited Ltd: company understanding of IP Spending time and a little money to better understand the value of IP is certainly beneficial to any enterprise. This could help them take proper actions to better exploit their intangible on the...
Tuesday, 05.11.2013 Slovenia joins Designview On October 30th, the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) became the tenth member of Designview, adding around 4,000 Slovenian designs to this database. Designview is a free database of...
Tuesday, 29.10.2013 Banking on IP? The role of intellectual property and intangible assets in facilitating business finance The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office has published a summary of a study concerning banking on Intellectual Property: Banking on IP? The role of intellectual property and intangible assets...

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