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This Bulletin issue is dedicated to IP and agribusiness, focusing on topics under current debate. Jean-Luc Gal introduces this issue with the Notice issued by the European Commission on the Biotech...
The revised Guidelines for examination of registered Community designs were adopted on 14 September and entered into force on 1 October 2018. The EUIPO Guidelines are the main point of reference on...
The Marrakesh Treaty eases the creation and transfer across national boundaries of texts specially adapted for use by visually impaired people. As from 1 January 2019 the European Union will...
The finalists and lifetime achievement winner of the DesignEuropa Awards 2018 were annunced yesterday, 8 October 2018. These awards celebrate excellence in design and design management among ...
A recent report announced by the European Commission shows that EU customs authorities confiscated over 31 million counterfeit products at the EU's external border with a street value of over €580...
The government of the UK has recently published a series of technical notices about IP rights in case no deal is agreed in the Brexit negotiations. These technical notes are aimed at helping...
As of 18 December 2018, the Netherlands joins the Geneva (1999) Act of the Hague Agreement for the international registration of designs, bringing the number of Contracting Parties to 58. Since...
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) have launched a new online tool designed to provide easy...
Internet users face multiple malware threats when visiting websites suspected of pirating digital content. This research study, published by EUIPO and carried out in cooperation with the United...
The 2018 publication of the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) series of guides on IP for business focuses on patents. Patents are a crucial tool to enable a company to draw maximum benefit...
On 12 September 2018, the European Parliament (EP) adopted amendments to the European Commission’s draft EU Copyright Directive. Tech giants must pay for work of artists and journalists...
Led by the European Patent Office (EPO), the European Inventor Award promotes the patent system by telling the stories of successful inventors, and showing how patents have helped them to secure...
EUIPO videos on IP Basics
Monday, 10.09.2018
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has published series of videos regarding the IP basics (trade marks and designs) on its official YouTube channel. With these two to three...
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a call for tenders on "pilot project for essentiality checks of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)". The objective of this...
On August 31, 2018 WIPO launched the all-new Hague Member Profiles Database for the Hague system. This e-service offers a portal to the practices and procedures of Hague System members around...
On 17 August EUIPO released a report examining the current level of trade secrets litigation, as well as the profiles of the parties involved and the courts dealing with trade secrets matters. The...
Sometimes, bitter experience may result in positive consequences and brings success. Check our latest case study to learn how facing increasing number of infringements paved the way for a company to...
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) join forces once again to shed some light on an intellectual property...
The Geoblocking Regulation (EU 2018/302), adopted in February 2018, addresses unjustified geoblocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of...
IP and BREXIT: The facts
Tuesday, 24.07.2018
The UK government has given further reassurances to business that EU intellectual property rights will continue to be protected in the UK after Brexit. On 12 July 2018 the UK government published a...