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Tuesday, 03.02.2015 Launch of a new EU initiative dedicated to technology transfer A new Horizon 2020 programme, PROGRESS-TT, bringing together nine highly qualified international partners representing the complete value chain of Technology Transfer (TT) practitioners, has been...
Tuesday, 03.02.2015 7.7 million French patent applications now online With the release of its new patent database, the French National Institute for Intellectual Property (INPI) now offers a single tool incorporating enhanced search features to find French patent...
Tuesday, 03.02.2015 France now part of the Harmonised Database The French National Institute for Intellectual Property (INPI) has joined the Common Harmonised Database of Goods and Services for trade mark classification. The Harmonised Database, available to the...
Tuesday, 27.01.2015 OHIM report on “Infringements of intellectual property rights on the internet” published The report, based on the outcomes of a conference on infringements of intellectual property rights on the internet that took place from 5 to 7 November 2014 in Alicante, has just been released. The...
Tuesday, 27.01.2015 OHIM Strategic Plan 2020 – Public Consultation OHIM is launching the guiding principles and the outline of its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan for public consultation from 23 January to 23 February 2015. The objective of this consultation is to seek...
Thursday, 22.01.2015 Validation of European patents in Morocco From 1 March 2015 it will be possible to validate European patent applications and patents in Morocco, where, after validation, they will confer essentially the same protection as patents granted by...
Thursday, 22.01.2015 New version of the International Patent Classification The 2015.01 version of International Patent Classification presents important modifications, and especially a new subclass B33Y, dedicated to 3D printing and other types of additive manufacture.The...
Thursday, 22.01.2015 UK IP Office publishes new case studies The UK Intellectual Property Office has just released six new case studies related to either trade marks, patents or copyright.These show very good examples of IP protection, exploitation and...
Thursday, 22.01.2015 European IPR Helpdesk first half 2015 webinar series The European IPR Helpdesk training team is pleased to announce the official kick-off of its series of webinars for the first half of 2015:28 January: Introduction to IP11 February: Presentation of...
Tuesday, 20.01.2015 E-learning programme on fake medicines A new open access e-learning programme on fake medicines has been launched by IRACM, the International Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicine. The training aims to raise awareness about...
Thursday, 15.01.2015 Launch of the Global Design Database WIPO has launched a new, free of charge online tool: the Global Design Database. This tool allows innovators to search industrial designs registered in countries around the world. It covers the...
Thursday, 15.01.2015 Meet the EPO’s experts on patents and standards/software in 2015 at CeBIT EPO’s experts will be available at CeBIT 2015 to explain issues related to IP protection in software: pros and cons about patenting versus secrecy, open-source approach or the interaction...
Tuesday, 13.01.2015 Fast Track to Innovation pilot The European Commission has launched an initiative to support projects from the demonstration stage through to market uptake. With a €200 million budget for the period 2015-2016, this Fast Track to...
Monday, 15.12.2014 Leveraging Fundamental Freedom Rights with Trade Mark Rights The importance of striking a balance between expanding trade marks rights and protecting fundamental freedoms has been a widely discussed point within academic courses and publications....
Monday, 15.12.2014 Intellectual property rights of broadcasting organisations WIPO has initiated discussions regarding a potential treaty protecting IPR of broadcasting organisations.From 8 - 12 December, the WIPO Copyright Committee held their last meeting of 2014 on IPR-...
Monday, 15.12.2014 Spin-offs: an innovative idea is only the starting point One day in August 2005, a student of Professor D. Iannuzzi at VU University Amsterdam came to his office because in his experiment on some quantum force measurements, he could not get rid of an...
Thursday, 11.12.2014 The growth of DesignView The volume of design data available via the search tool DesignView has lately been significantly increased.The members giving access to their specific design data include the following: the Austrian...
Thursday, 11.12.2014 A segue to innovative workshops The European Commission is creating an extensive list of economists, researchers and experts to jumpstart a series of workshops on major issues in relation to the enforcement of intellectual property...
Tuesday, 09.12.2014 Intellectual property management in open innovation During recent decades, the R&D field has witnessed a rise in technological complexity. This entails the presence of a pool of intellectual property (IP) rights within the most advanced products...
Tuesday, 09.12.2014 The Rubik’s cube - officially a community trade mark The General Court of the European Union has agreed upon the registration of the shape of the popular Rubik’s cube.The primary registration of the three-dimensional cube had been established...