Every day there are many good ideas and research results that are put aside due to inappropriate innovation strategies.
This case study, based on the direct experience of Tapointel S.L., demonstrates how an SME can succeed in managing innovation and setting up an effective patent application strategy with the support of a European IPR Helpdesk Ambassador.
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We are pleased to inform you that a new issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available online.
Does your business have know-how, inventions or brands? Then you have intangible assets that can be brought to the market to create new revenues and increase profits.
This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to IP Commercialisation comprising the different available mechanisms to realise economic values from Intellectual Property (IP).
Particular attention is given to licensing as the most common IP commercialisation tool presenting specificities depending on the Intellectual Property involved.
An insight on licensing and Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) is offered by an article of Mr Matteo Sabattini and Ms Alessandra Mosca from Sisvel.
Read our interviews to discover the point of view of European SMEs on IP management and commercialisation.
As always, the Bulletin reports information about past IPR events together with some fresh news on the Helpline service. In addition, it contains the usual patent quiz and a new IP commercialisation crossword.
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The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office has recently created a new series of IP-based animations which aim to explain the different IP rights and how they can benefit business.
If you want to acquire basic information on Intellectual Property, this suite of 12 short animations is the perfect place for you to start.
The animations are available at the following link.
The president of OHIM has announced that the proprietors of Community trade marks (to be named as EU trade marks, or EUTM) applied before 22 June 2012 and registered in respect of the entire heading of a Nice class, may declare that their intention on the date of filing had been to seek protection in respect of goods and services beyond those covered by the literal meaning of that heading.
Declarations must be submitted to the Office within the transitional period between 23 March 2016 and 24 September 2016 inclusive. From the end of the transitional period, all trade marks containing class headings will be interpreted according to their literal meaning regardless of their filing date.
For more information and having access to the full official communication of OHIM, please click here.
The Strategic Plan 2020, developed by OHIM, provides a roadmap for the vision and strategic goals set by the Office for the next five years. OHIM now launches a public consultation after reflecting the contributions and recommendations raised during the first consultation period of last year.
With this second study, the Office is once again looking forward to gathering feedbacks from wide range of sources including staff, stakeholders and users to understand the full effects of the Regulation amending the EU trade mark.
The consultation will run until Tuesday 15 March 2016.
For more information about the draft Strategic Plan 2020 and to submit your contribution, please click here.
Applications are now open for the first edition of the DesignEuropa Awards celebrating excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design (RCD) holders, whether they are individual right holders, small businesses or large enterprises.
The DesignEuropa Awards have three categories:
- Industry (firms with more than 50 employees and/or over €10 million turnover);
- Small and Emerging companies (firms with fewer than 50 employees and/or less than €10 million turnover, or companies established after January 1, 2013); and
- a special Lifetime Achievement Award.
The application period runs until the 15th of July 2016 and the award ceremony will take place in Milan on the 30th of November.
The awards are presented in partnership with the Italian Patent and Trade Mark Office (Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi).
Further information is available on the DesignEuropa Award section of OHIM’s website.