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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.
IP enforcement
Friday, 15.06.2018
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...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has published the Euro-PCT Guide, a guide for PCT applicants based on the information available as of 1 January 2018.   The Euro-PCT Guide is of a summary...
The European Patent Office (EPO) invites the public to vote for their favourite inventor or inventor team to receive the European Inventor Award 2018 Popular Prize.  The European Inventor...
Design protection is sometimes undervalued, being considered after patent and trade mark rights for businesses when it comes to IP protection. However, design is a crucial element in identifying a...
Innovative products provide competitive advantage for their owners as long as proper intellectual property (IP) protection measures are taken. In order to ensure a product’s market success, and...
Competing in global markets is always challenging, especially for SMEs. It is even tougher in some particular sectors such as agrofood, where big players dominate the whole market. In this Case...
There are just a few days left until the entry period closes for applications and nominations for the DesignEuropa Awards 2018. The DesignEuropa Awards, organised by the European...
The School of Law of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), has announced the Call for...
Every 26th April we celebrate the World IP Day, an initiative of WIPO's member states to raise public awareness about the role of IP in daily life, and to celebrate the contribution made by...
This year’s World Intellectual Property Day campaign celebrates the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future. Join...
The 15 finalists of the European Inventor Award 2018, announced today by the EPO, have all made significant contributions to advancing technology, generating economic value and creating employment in...
This Bulletin issue is dedicated to IP and fashion focusing on the crucial role played by IP in protecting the products of this creative and vibrant industry. The European IPR Helpdesk presents...