New eLearning Modules Available!

The European IP Helpdesk team is proud to present a new way of supporting the active IP capacity building for our users. Core topics from our training schedule will be made available as eLearning clips.

Check out our first two modules:

European IP Helpdesk + CPVO - Plant Variety Protection

European IP Helpdesk - Impact And Innovation In Horizon 2020

More modules will follow soon!


Patent event search: conferences, seminars and courses

Check EPO's website to be up to date on their upcoming webinars and events!

You can search for details of EPO events on the patent event search area, here.

As an example, on 18th of April EPO is organising a free-of-charge webinar about "business use of patent information". For further information and to register visit EPO's website, here.


OHIM's new workshop programme in Europe

OHIM announced its workshop schedule focusing on the new EU trade mark regulation and on online IP management tools to be organised throughout the first quarter of 2016 in Europe.

The first workshop will be held in Paris in collaboration with the French IP Office (INPI) and the Association of Trade Mark and Design Law Practitioners (APRAM).

Further details concerning the workshops and the roadshow programme is available here.



Presentation videos on the new EU trade mark Regulation

OHIM released videos of the presentation given by Dimitris Botis, the Deputy Director of the International Relations and Legal Affairs Department, on the forthcoming changes introduced by the EU trade mark Regulation.

The presentation covers different aspects of the trade mark reform process in nine chapters:

  • The background to the new Regulation
  • Formalities and examination procedures
  • Absolute grounds for refusal
  • Goods and services
  • Relative grounds for refusal
  • Appeals
  • Fees
  • Changes requiring secondary legislation
  • Substantive changes and the new terminology

The video sessions are accessible here.



Reserve your seat for European IPR Helpdesk Webinar on “IP in EU-funded Projects/Horizon 2020”

European IPR Helpdesk is hosting a free of charge webinar about one of the catchiest topics: IP in EU-funded Projects / Horizon 2020 on 29 July 2015 at 10:30-11:45 am. CET.

The webinar focuses on broad range of aspects of IP rules from basics to setting up access right regimes in EU funded projects.

More information, webinar programme and registration details can be found here.

Last chance to join the webinar on Technology Transfer

Would you like to know more about:

  • What is technology transfer and why is it important?
  • What actors or institutions can you go to for help with technology transfer?
  • How are technology screenings performed and why are they important?
  • In what ways can you manage risk before and during the technology transfer process?
  • How does technology licensing work and what types of licences should you consider?

Then join us tomorrow in our free-of-charge webinar on technology transfer. For further details on this webinar and registration, please click here.

If you are interested on this topic, check the article from Dr Tim Cook on Technology Transfer from University research to the Commercial World!

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Commercialisation of IP - Virtual classroom lessons

This series of four one-hour virtual classroom lessons covers topics from ip4inno training modules which have been specifically designed to equip companies, business advisors, TTOs and others with an understanding of intellectual property issues as they impact SMEs and new businesses.

Focussing on the commercialisation of IP, the lessons will provide valuable insights into the subject matter. They will be held over a four-week period as follows:

  • Open innovation – 18 November 2014, 14.00 hrs CET
  • IP commercialisation – 20 November 2014, 14.00 hrs CET
  • Valuation I – 2 December 2014, 14.00 hrs CET
  • Valuation II: Case study – 9 December 2014, 14.00 hrs CET

For more information, a short description of the content of each lesson and to register, please visit the EPO’s online training website and see the section on “upcoming online courses”.

The trainer will be Christian Hackl, CEO of TUM-Tech GmbH. The fee for all four lessons is EUR 100. Participants will be given access to the recordings so that they can watch them again or catch up on any they miss.

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