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The Commission is gathering ideas to make H2020 missions as effective as possible, and wants to hear from the general public as well as research and innovation stakeholders. The call for feedback...
The Intellectual Property Office (Belgium) (OPRI) has notified the International Bureau (IB) that, with effect from 1 April 2018, it will cease to act as a receiving Office under the Patent...
4iP Council, which is dedicated to developing high quality academic insight and empirical evidence on topics related to IP and innovation, has launched a new website area called "4 SMEs". This...
The European Commission has presented a set of concrete and operational measures to take down illegal content spreading online, from terrorist content, incitement to hatred and violence, child...
The EUIPO has published a study on The Economic Cost of IPR Infringement in the Tyres and Batteries Sectors. This report shows that EUR 2.2 billion — corresponding to 7.5% of all sales in the tyre...
New IPR Charts have arrived!
Monday, 26.02.2018
The European IPR Helpdesk has published two new IPR Charts, one on the European Patent and the other concerning the International Patent Application (PCT). Click here to access the Charts.
The Plagiarius awards 2018 have recently been granted to the most flagrant imitations. The goal of this anti-prize is to denounce the unscrupulous business practices of counterfeiters, who...
Whether you are a coffee or a tea lover this new Case Study will surely interest you. It tells the story of how two Spanish entrepreneurs effectively protected and managed their IP rights and IP...
The European Commission welcomes all citizens and organisations to contribute to the consultation regarding the SME definition. The SME definition as provided in Recommendation 2003/361/EC is the...
EUIPO has prepared a Questions and Answers (Q&A) document on EU trade marks and registered Community designs for information purposes. The document is in line with the revised version of the...
4iP Council has announced the winners of the 2017 4iP Council Research Awards, an international research competition for European university students studying at Masters and PhD levels. The...
The independent High-Level Group of Innovators advising the European Commission has published a report  where, among others, they recommend that a future European Innovation...
The European Patent Office and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) have confirmed that Brexit will have no consequence on UK membership of the European Patent Organisation, nor on...
The EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk, a service of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, has launched a survey on technology transfer opportunities for SMEs.  The Helpdesk aims...
This Bulletin issue is dedicated to IP and research focusing on the crucial role played by IP in the context of research activities and how IP is managed by research institutions. WIPO introduces us...
The European Commission is launching a consultation on post-2020 EU funds in the area of investment, research and innovation, SMEs and the single market. All citizens and organisations with an...
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) is introducing a number of changes to the fees for patent applications and patent renewals. The new fees will apply from April 6, 2018.   To find...
Intensive cooperation and coordination between enforcement authorities at EU level has led to the seizure of millions of fake and possibly harmful products and has helped to take down several...
The World Intellectual Property Organization has launched a new website on IP Policies for Universities & Research Institutions, together with the IP policies database. With these new resources,...
This new case study tells the story of a cooperation between the Department of General Biophysics at the University of Łódź, Poland and the GRAVITA Fertility Clinic. The case study explains how the...