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The Plagiarius awards 2018 have recently been granted to the most flagrant imitations. The goal of this anti-prize is to denounce the unscrupulous business practices of counterfeiters, who...
Whether you are a coffee or a tea lover this new Case Study will surely interest you. It tells the story of how two Spanish entrepreneurs effectively protected and managed their IP rights and IP...
The European Commission welcomes all citizens and organisations to contribute to the consultation regarding the SME definition. The SME definition as provided in Recommendation 2003/361/EC is the...
EUIPO has prepared a Questions and Answers (Q&A) document on EU trade marks and registered Community designs for information purposes. The document is in line with the revised version of the...
4iP Council has announced the winners of the 2017 4iP Council Research Awards, an international research competition for European university students studying at Masters and PhD levels. The...
The independent High-Level Group of Innovators advising the European Commission has published a report  where, among others, they recommend that a future European Innovation...
The European Patent Office and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) have confirmed that Brexit will have no consequence on UK membership of the European Patent Organisation, nor on...
The EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk, a service of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, has launched a survey on technology transfer opportunities for SMEs.  The Helpdesk aims...
This Bulletin issue is dedicated to IP and research focusing on the crucial role played by IP in the context of research activities and how IP is managed by research institutions. WIPO introduces us...
The European Commission is launching a consultation on post-2020 EU funds in the area of investment, research and innovation, SMEs and the single market. All citizens and organisations with an...
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) is introducing a number of changes to the fees for patent applications and patent renewals. The new fees will apply from April 6, 2018.   To find...
Intensive cooperation and coordination between enforcement authorities at EU level has led to the seizure of millions of fake and possibly harmful products and has helped to take down several...
The World Intellectual Property Organization has launched a new website on IP Policies for Universities & Research Institutions, together with the IP policies database. With these new resources,...
This new case study tells the story of a cooperation between the Department of General Biophysics at the University of Łódź, Poland and the GRAVITA Fertility Clinic. The case study explains how the...
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reveals in a recent study that nearly one third of the value of manufactured products sold around the world comes from “intangible capital,” such...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) informs its users that from January 1, 2018 fax will no longer be accepted for filing EUTM applications or renewals except as a...
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently published an article regarding trade secrets, which provides a quick overview of this "hidden right". Learn how trade secrets are...
Guidance on IP Basics
Tuesday, 12.12.2017
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published a guide for businesses setting out ways to successfully manage their intangible assets. The guide explains: the different types of IP...
According to WIPO’s annual World Intellectual Property Indicators report, innovators around the world filed 3.1 million patent applications in 2016. China reached a record high in patent, trade mark...
The EPO, in co-operation with Handelsblatt Research Institute, has conducted its first study on "Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)". The study examines this profound technology...