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The European Commission created a Prize for Women Innovators in 2011 to increase public awareness of this issue and to encourage women innovators to exploit the commercial and business opportunities...
We are pleased to inform you that Issue 27 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to IP and innovation and...
Copyright essentials
Friday, 06.10.2017
Copyright is an intellectual property right (IPR) that grants authors, artists and other creators protection for their literary, artistic and scientific creations, generally referred to as “works”....
Best practices for European SMEs to get the most out of patents In a highly competitive business environment, Europe’s SMEs need to remain agile and responsive to market...
WIPO Translate
Tuesday, 26.09.2017
WIPO’s ground-breaking "artificial intelligence"-based translation tool for patent documents is now available in ten languages, marking an important expansion of the highest-quality service yet...
SME case studies
Tuesday, 26.09.2017
The European Patent Office (EPO), in close collaboration with renowned IP experts, has published a set of twelve case studies on a range of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across...
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...
Luxinnovation, an organisation that contributes to the economic development of Luxembourg by fostering innovation, fuelling international growth and attracting foreign direct investment, has...
Unitary Patent Guide
Tuesday, 05.09.2017
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...
Getting the right information at the right time is of the utmost importance to all SMEs working in the open market. Understanding the significance of IP, considering all alternatives and taking all...
Germany joins DesignView
Monday, 28.08.2017
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...
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...
Colombia joins TMview
Tuesday, 01.08.2017
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...