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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...
Tuesday, 10.01.2017 The 2017 euRobotics Technology Transfer Award Successful technology transfer describes the process of converting scientific findings from research laboratories into innovative products, processes and services by the commercial sector. During...
Tuesday, 10.01.2017 11th edition of the Nice Classification The 11th edition of the Nice Classification system entered into force on January 1. The Nice Classification is a system used to classify goods and services for the registration of trade marks. Under...
Tuesday, 03.01.2017 Improved image recognition in eSearch plus eSearch plus is the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s most popular database allowing users to search for European Union trade marks and registered community designs. In November...
Tuesday, 03.01.2017 New Guidelines for Examination of EU Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs The first part of the revised European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Guidelines has been adopted and will enter into force on February 1, 2017. These Guidelines, which reflect EUIPO's...
Tuesday, 03.01.2017 TECNIOspring PLUS 1st call for proposals is open! ACCIÓ (the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness) opened the 1st call of the TECNIOspring PLUS programme, which will close on February 1, 2017. TECNIOspring PLUS is a mobility programme co-...
Tuesday, 13.12.2016 Horizon 2020: updated annotated model grant agreement available An updated version of the annotated model grant agreement for projects financed within the Horizon 2020 framework programme has just been published. The full text of the document is available here.
Tuesday, 13.12.2016 Standardisation and patents: two new EC studies The European Commission has published two studies on the interplay between standardisation and patents. The first study focuses on issues and solutions related to standard essential patents (SEPs)...
Tuesday, 06.12.2016 The negative economic effect of counterfeit and pirated goods across the EU Although the negative economic effect of fake and pirated goods lasts all year around, reflecting on counterfeiting and its negative consequences becomes crucial with the festive season approaching,...
Tuesday, 06.12.2016 The DesignEuropa Awards: the winners The DesignEuropa Awards ceremony, organised by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, took place on 30th November in Milan.These awards celebrate excellence in design and design management...