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Tuesday, 25.04.2017 Happy World IP Day This is why we love Intellectual Property! Every April 26, the World Intellectual Property Day reminds us of the role that intellectual property rights (IPR) such as patents, trade marks, industrial...
Tuesday, 18.04.2017 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (25) We are pleased to inform you that Issue 25 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to copyright and its...
Tuesday, 18.04.2017 Biotechnology: navigating a minefield Biotechnology is one of Europe’s fast growing areas in patent filings. Youris.com spoke to Benoit Battistelli, President of the EPO, about the role of patent protection and how it can aid...
Thursday, 06.04.2017 Koalect: trade mark conflicts and the importance of prior searches Finding the right name for your company and the products you sell is not an easy task. Not only do you need to be creative but also you must avoid infringing your competitors' rights over their trade...
Tuesday, 04.04.2017 WIPO's Classification Guidelines In an effort to better communicate internal policies on classification, WIPO has published its Examination Guidelines Concerning the Classification of Goods and Services in International Applications...
Tuesday, 28.03.2017 How do EU citizens perceive intellectual property? The European Union Intellectual Property Office has recently published a study on the perception of intellectual property among EU citizens. With more than 26,500 interviews, the study reveals that...
Tuesday, 21.03.2017 WIPO releases 2016 global statistics on IP filings The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published the statistics on international patent, trade mark and design applications in 2016. The numbers show that last year was a record year...
Monday, 20.03.2017 EUIPO report: An average company spends 115k EUR annually on IP enforcement   The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), acting through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has published a report on "private...
Tuesday, 14.03.2017 EPO grants record number of European patents in 2016 Due to effective measures to improve its productivity, the European Patent Office (EPO) published 96,000 granted patents in 2016, which is 40% more than in 2015 and a new high mark in its history....
Tuesday, 14.03.2017 2017 EU Prize for Women Innovators The European Commission anounced last week, on International Women's Day, the four winners of the 2017 Horizon 2020-funded EU Prize for Women Innovators: 1st Prize (€100,000): Ms Michela...
Monday, 06.03.2017 EUIPO named as the world’s most innovative IP Office As a result of the global survey carried out by the Trademark Review magazine, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has been ranked as the most innovative IP office in the world...
Monday, 06.03.2017 Index for the Guidelines on Examination regarding computer-implemented inventions is now online The European Patent Office (EPO) has published an index of links to the sections of the Guidelines for Examination related to computer-implemented inventions (CIIs).   The EPO...
Tuesday, 28.02.2017 Inspiring IP case studies from the United Kingdom The UK Intellectual Property Office has published three case studies in its blog, revealing how IP plays a crucial role in the daily life of some of the UK's islands. These inspirational short IP...
Tuesday, 28.02.2017 EUIPO report on the economic cost of IPR infringement in the smartphones industry The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, published today the latest sectoral study on the economic...
Tuesday, 14.02.2017 Madrid Goods & Services Manager aligned with latest Nice Classification edition Before filing an international trade mark application, the goods and services to be covered by the mark need to be determined. Madrid Goods & Services Manager is a multilingual e-service that...
Tuesday, 14.02.2017 The economic cost of IPR infringement in the Pesticides Sector The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, has just published a study on the economic impact of...
Tuesday, 07.02.2017 Report on the global impacts of counterfeiting and piracy A new report has recently been released by Frontier Economics, an internationally recognised economics research firm, on The Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy. The report estimates that...
Tuesday, 07.02.2017 Consumers' Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) on Copyright The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (Observatory), has recently published the Summary Report:...
Tuesday, 07.02.2017 Auto-Plas International: IP and business growth In this new case study Auto-Plas, a UK company with an international reputation in the field of design and manufacture of automotive styling accessories, tells us how strategic management of their...
Tuesday, 24.01.2017 A taste of Vienna in Malta Starting a business where you can add your personal touch can be a very creative and rewarding experience. However, apart from being creative, one needs to be careful not to infringe others'...