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Tuesday, 19.09.2017 New EU trade mark regulation soon to enter fully into force The new EU Trade Mark Regulation (EUTMR) will enter fully into force next October 1, together with the Implementing Regulation and the Delegated Regulation.  This new legislative framework...
Tuesday, 12.09.2017 Guide: Successful collaboration between companies and research institutes Luxinnovation, an organisation that contributes to the economic development of Luxembourg by fostering innovation, fuelling international growth and attracting foreign direct investment, has...
Tuesday, 05.09.2017 Unitary Patent Guide The European Patent Office (EPO) has published the first edition of the "Unitary Patent Guide". This guide aims to: provide companies, inventors and their representatives with an outline of...
Monday, 28.08.2017 Germany joins DesignView As of 7 August 2017, design data from the German Patent and Trade Mark Office has been made available to the DesignView search tool. The addition of more than one and a half million German...
Wednesday, 23.08.2017 TNtech: The ABC of IP strategy for a small R&D company Transforming the results of R&D into commercially viable products is a business challenge that must be carried out in conformity with a coherent IP strategy. Such a strategy helps save time and...
Tuesday, 01.08.2017 Colombia joins TMview As of 19 June 2017, the Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool. With Colombia on board, TMview now contains data...
Tuesday, 01.08.2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina joins Designview As of 12 June 2017, the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IIP-BIH) has made its industrial design data available to the Designview search tool. This latest extension...
Tuesday, 25.07.2017 Nominations are open for the European Inventor Award 2018! Nominations for the European Patent Office's (EPO) European Inventor Award 2018 are now open. The Award recognises outstanding inventors from around the world, from all technical fields and...
Tuesday, 25.07.2017 INTA study on how companies are using the New gTLD Program At the beginning of this year INTA commissioned a survey to determine the impact that the New gTLD Program has had on companies' enforcement costs.  While the goal of the New gTLD Program...
Tuesday, 25.07.2017 Quality schemes help EU producers break new markets The promotion of geographical indications (GI) has helped EU products attract new emerging markets which seek quality food. However, Europol warns that fake GI products are on the rise across the EU...
Tuesday, 25.07.2017 Commission to invest € 97 million to help 64 small businesses bring their innovations to the market The European Commission has selected 64 small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) from 16 countries for funding in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2.  Funding...
Tuesday, 25.07.2017 EU customs seized over 41 million fake goods at EU borders last year The European Commission has just released new figures showing that customs authorities detained more than 41 million counterfeit goods at the EU's external border in 2016.  The Commission...
Monday, 24.07.2017 Aquafragma: Building up a successful patenting strategy for an EU-funded project In this new case study, Dion Toumazis & Associates, a consultancy firm of architects and engineers from Cyprus, tells us about its project: Aquafragma. The case study explains how the company got...
Thursday, 20.07.2017 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (26) We are pleased to inform you that Issue 26 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to software and its...
Tuesday, 18.07.2017 WIPO changes the Madrid e-Renewal system The World Intellectual Property Organization has recently introduced some changes in the Madrid e-Renewal system to help trade mark owners minimise the risk of fee-related irregularities. ...
Tuesday, 18.07.2017 EUIPO study: "Protecting Innovation Through Trade Secrets and Patents: Determinants for European Union Firms" The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, has recently released an EU-wide study entitled "Protecting...
Tuesday, 18.07.2017 The second call for TECNIOspring PLUS programme is now opened ACCIÓ (the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness) has opened the second call of the TECNIOspring PLUS programme, which will be closed on 14th September 2017. The programme provides financial...
Thursday, 06.07.2017 Atarés Mosaics: International market selection and IP as a differentiation value You have a patentable technology and a business ready for international expansion? Get inspired by Atarés Mosaics' internationalisation strategy and learn about the steps to be followed to ensure...
Tuesday, 27.06.2017 Two new reports on counterfeiting and piracy published by EUIPO The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, integrated in the structure of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), has recently published two reports...
Monday, 26.06.2017 Trade secrets: An efficient tool for competitiveness A trade secret is confidential information in the context of business, commerce or trade. Trade secrets often constitute valuable resources to many companies whose assets may, for instance, not be...