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The European Patent Office (EPO) has published the Euro-PCT Guide, a guide for PCT applicants based on the information available as of 1 January 2018.   The Euro-PCT Guide is of a summary...
The European Patent Office (EPO) invites the public to vote for their favourite inventor or inventor team to receive the European Inventor Award 2018 Popular Prize.  The European Inventor...
Competing in global markets is always challenging, especially for SMEs. It is even tougher in some particular sectors such as agrofood, where big players dominate the whole market. In this Case...
There are just a few days left until the entry period closes for applications and nominations for the DesignEuropa Awards 2018. The DesignEuropa Awards, organised by the European...
The School of Law of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), has announced the Call for...
Every 26th April we celebrate the World IP Day, an initiative of WIPO's member states to raise public awareness about the role of IP in daily life, and to celebrate the contribution made by...
This year’s World Intellectual Property Day campaign celebrates the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future. Join...
The 15 finalists of the European Inventor Award 2018, announced today by the EPO, have all made significant contributions to advancing technology, generating economic value and creating employment in...
This Bulletin issue is dedicated to IP and fashion focusing on the crucial role played by IP in protecting the products of this creative and vibrant industry. The European IPR Helpdesk presents...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently launched a machine translation service of its decisions available through the eSearch Case Law application.  The automatic...
The EUIPO is launching the first-ever anti-counterfeiting blockchain competition in Europe and invites the brightest blockchain teams to take part in a 4-day Blockathon from 22 to 25 June 2018,...
As part of the training activities of the European IPR Helpdesk in the field of IP management and maximizing impact in Horizon 2020 projects, the team has released the brochure “Making the most of...
New PCT fees
Tuesday, 03.04.2018
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure has changed and is applicable from April 1, 2018.  Find out more here. 
This makes the United Kingdom the 54th member of the 1999 Act and 68th member of the Hague Union. Companies and designers from the UK have been using the Hague System to protect their industrial...
Starting April 1 2018, the Madrid Registry will no longer process documents and requests received by fax. With the Contact Madrid service, you will have access to a printable confirmation and...
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...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has published its yearly report for 2017, where the EPO achieved its best results ever in terms of production, productivity, timeliness and quality.  Get...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have published a new report on "Trade in counterfeit goods and free trade...
Blockchain and related distributed ledger technologies have been a hot topic recently. But how might these technologies be used in the context of intellectual property (IP) law and practice? Birgit...
Twelve successful women entrepreneurs who have brought their breakthrough ideas to the market have made it to the shortlist for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2018, funded under Horizon 2020...