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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'...
Friday, 20.01.2017 IP Management in European Structural and Investment Funds European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) are one of the main investment policy tools of the European Union to support economic and social growth within Europe. Research and innovation...
Thursday, 19.01.2017 Olive oil produced in Jaén goes abroad! In the new world of international alliances and networks, in order to sustain competitiveness in the global market companies are extending their business activities at international level, now more...
Wednesday, 18.01.2017 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (24) We are pleased to inform you that Issue 24 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to trade marks and their...
Tuesday, 17.01.2017 European Commission report on software patentability The European Commission (EC) has published a report on “The trends and current practices in the area of patentability of computer implemented inventions within the EU and the U.S.”, which aims at...
Monday, 16.01.2017 Cloud Number Nine: free and open source software The business opportunities offered by the Internet and IT in general are immense. Some of the most successful computer and internet-based businesses started with simple ideas and very low economic...