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The European Commission has launched a consultation to collect the views of citizens and stakeholders on whether Regulation 386/2012 entrusting the EU Intellectual Property Office with...
DIGITALEUROPE and its national trade associations are of the opinion that the report disregards the realities and impact of digital platforms for businesses across Europe, and that this Directive...
Last week more than 200 representatives of industry, government, academia and the legal profession gathered at the EPO to discuss the latest developments and preparations for the Unitary Patent and...
The European Commission has created the group of experts on licensing and valuation of standard essential patents (SEPs) as announced in its Communication of November 2017. The Commission has now...
The winners of EU Blockathon 2018, which took place from 22-25 June in Brussels, have been announced. The event was the first hackathon dedicated to developing blockchain-based solutions to fight...
The European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) has recently released a statement regarding the negotiations concerning the exit of the United Kingdom with regard to intellectual property...
The EPO has recently published the second edition of its dedicated Quality Report. Compared with the 2016 edition, the report provides more extensive information and details on existing and new...
The 2018 edition of WIPO’s Examination Guidelines Concerning the Classification of Goods and Services in International Applications under the Madrid System (“Classification Guidelines”) is now...
The nominations for the European Inventor Award 2019 are now open. You can help determine who will receive the Award by nominating an inventor. The deadline for submissions is September 28, 2018...
The European Commission has recently published a Memorandum of Understanding on online advertising and IPR, which is a voluntary agreement facilitated by the European Commission to limit...
The European Commission has recently published an update on frequently asked questions regarding the new copyright reform. The proposed Directive updates the existing set of rules on copyright...
As of June 13 2018, Hague System users can designate the United Kingdom in an international design application. Find the news announcement on WIPO's website, here.
Intellectual property (IP) can be protected by, among others, IP rights or titles, such as trade marks or patents. Such titles are usually thought to confer negative rights, which means the right to...
Brexit preparedness
Tuesday, 12.06.2018
The European Council (Art. 50) has called on the European Comission (EC), the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Member States to continue the work on...
ACCIÓ (the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness) has opened the third call of its TECNIOspring PLUS programme on June 2 and will close on August 2. This programme provides 100% financial...
The EPO announced the winners of the annual Award on 7 June. They come from seven countries (France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia and the US) and include four women. The...
To coincide with the World Anti-Counterfeiting Day on June 6, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has released its Synthesis Report. It shows that 60 billion euros is lost every...
The European Commission has recently published a factsheet summarising different aspects of the EU's current situation regarding copyright rules. A variety of interesting facts are explained in this...
The Education Council, composed of the education ministers of the European Union, has recently adopted conclusions on moving towards a vision of a European education area as well as recommendations...
The European Commission (EC) is proposing a targeted adjustment to IP rules to help Europe's pharmaceutical companies tap into fast-growing global markets and foster jobs, growth and investments in...