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Tuesday, 03.03.2015 Signature of the Agreement on the Visegrad Patent Institute The 26 February, the Agreement on the Visegrad Patent Institute (VPI) was signed by the President of the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic, the President of the Industrial Property...
Tuesday, 03.03.2015 European Patent Office 2014 annual report Last week, the European Patent Office presented its 2014 annual report. Among many successes, the following points have been highlighted:increase in filings, plus 3.1% compared to the previous year....
Thursday, 26.02.2015 Inventory of the patents and publications of FP7 projects in the field of ICT Surveys carried out by D.G. Connect of the European Commission reported that 295 patents resulting from projects funded within the FP7 programme and covering the period 2007-2013 have been filed, in...
Tuesday, 24.02.2015 Hungary has joined DesignView Designview, the registered designs search tool, has now been joined by the the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO). This achievement is the result of cooperation and joint work between OHIM...
Tuesday, 24.02.2015 Another IP case study presented by ASTP-Proton ASTP-Proton presents an interesting case study on the successful transfer of research results from a public research institute to a private company in a very important field: breast cancer testing....
Thursday, 19.02.2015 More than 2,000 websites selling fake luxury goods disrupted since the New Year As part of the operation Ashiko, an initiative in partnership with a number of brands, brand protection organisations and internet registries to disrupt websites selling counterfeit goods to...
Thursday, 19.02.2015 Creating value from social sciences and humanities ASTP-Proton, the premier pan-European association for professionals involved in knowledge transfer between universities and industry, is in the process of setting up the working group “SSH -...
Thursday, 19.02.2015 One more success story for the Enterprise Europe Network The Enterprise Europe Network presents a success story for a Scottish spirits start-up that received advice on intellectual property and product development from its Network contact.Read the story...
Monday, 16.02.2015 United States of America and Japan join international design system The United States of America and Japan have joined the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, adding two of the world’s biggest economies to a WIPO-administered...
Wednesday, 11.02.2015 Position on IPRs in TTIP by the Trans-Atlantic Business Council The Trans-Atlantic Business Council has released its position on IPRs in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that is under negotiation. It states that “the U.S. and EU...
Tuesday, 10.02.2015 Release of a report on “International comparison of approaches to online copyright enforcement” at UK IPO The UK Intellectual Property Office has just released the research report that it commissioned on online enforcement. Based on case studies of nine countries (Canada, Brazil, France, Italy, The...
Thursday, 05.02.2015 Design decisions in the eSearch Case Law tool OHIM's decisions and judgments from the Court of Justice of the European Union and the National Courts are now available in the eSearch Case Law database, including features for both trade mark...
Thursday, 05.02.2015 New case studies at the UK Intellectual Property Office Four new case studies related to the use of trade marks, patents, designs and trade secrets have just been released by the UK Intellectual Property Office to help you create value from your ideas....
Thursday, 05.02.2015 Public consultation on patents and standards: A modern framework for standardisation involving intellectual property rights The period of this consultation, whose objective is to gather information and views on the interplay between standardisation and intellectual property rights such as patents, has been extended until...
Tuesday, 03.02.2015 Launch of a new EU initiative dedicated to technology transfer A new Horizon 2020 programme, PROGRESS-TT, bringing together nine highly qualified international partners representing the complete value chain of Technology Transfer (TT) practitioners, has been...
Tuesday, 03.02.2015 7.7 million French patent applications now online With the release of its new patent database, the French National Institute for Intellectual Property (INPI) now offers a single tool incorporating enhanced search features to find French patent...
Tuesday, 03.02.2015 France now part of the Harmonised Database The French National Institute for Intellectual Property (INPI) has joined the Common Harmonised Database of Goods and Services for trade mark classification. The Harmonised Database, available to the...
Tuesday, 27.01.2015 OHIM report on “Infringements of intellectual property rights on the internet” published The report, based on the outcomes of a conference on infringements of intellectual property rights on the internet that took place from 5 to 7 November 2014 in Alicante, has just been released. The...
Tuesday, 27.01.2015 OHIM Strategic Plan 2020 – Public Consultation OHIM is launching the guiding principles and the outline of its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan for public consultation from 23 January to 23 February 2015. The objective of this consultation is to seek...
Thursday, 22.01.2015 Validation of European patents in Morocco From 1 March 2015 it will be possible to validate European patent applications and patents in Morocco, where, after validation, they will confer essentially the same protection as patents granted by...

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