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Thursday, 09.04.2015 Sweden implements Similarity The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) has recently implemented the Similarity tool, a common database developed within the framework of the Cooperation Fund that allows users to assess...
Tuesday, 07.04.2015 The EPO releases the 8th edition of the “Euro-PCT Guide” The European Patent Office (EPO) has just published on-line the 8th edition of the “Euro-PCT Guide”.The Guide provides a useful reference point for applicants interested in filing for a...
Thursday, 02.04.2015 BASCAP report “Roles and Responsibilities of Intermediaries: Fighting counterfeiting and piracy in the supply chain” The Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), recently released a report entitled “Roles and Responsibilities of...
Thursday, 02.04.2015 EU position paper on Intellectual Property in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership The European Commission has recently published the EU position on IP in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).The document is available here.
Tuesday, 31.03.2015 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.
Thursday, 26.03.2015 UK IPO study report on copyright and public domain The UK Intellectual Property Office has just released a study report entitled “Copyright and the Value of the Public Domain” with the aim, inter alia, to assist creators and entrepreneurs...
Tuesday, 24.03.2015 EPO: Patents for software? The European Patent Office (EPO) has just released a brief insight entitled “Patents for software? European law and practice”.The document aims to illustrate the critical issues connected...
Tuesday, 24.03.2015 Madrid E-Renewal re-launched An updated version of the E-Renewal service for the international registration of trade marks is now available.This service allows users to file online a request for a renewal of an international...
Thursday, 19.03.2015 New machine translation button in Patentscope: more languages and improved access PATENTSCOPE is a WIPO global database providing access to international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in full text format on the day of publication, as well as to patent documents of...
Thursday, 19.03.2015 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (16) We are pleased to inform you that a new issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available on-line.An important objective of the former European IPR Helpdesk service...
Tuesday, 17.03.2015 IP Finance toolkit: guidance for banking your IP assets in UK UK IPO has released a report illustrating the main options for financing a business through the use of IPRs along with the strategies and necessary steps to secure the finance needed for company...
Tuesday, 17.03.2015 The Republic of Turkey joins Designview Due to the efforts of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its international partners, as of 16 March 2015 the Turkish Patent Office (TPI) has joined...
Tuesday, 17.03.2015 EC-OECD report “World Corporate Top R&D Investors: Innovation and IP bundles” The European Commission (EC) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have just released a report presenting data and statistics on the innovation output of the world...
Thursday, 12.03.2015 OHIM report on IPR infringement in the cosmetics and personal care sector The EU Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights managed by OHIM has released a report assessing the economic impact of counterfeiting and piracy of IPRs in the cosmetics and...
Tuesday, 10.03.2015 A winning example from the Enterprise Europe Network of a patented product internationalisation When an award-winning inventor from Sweden wanted to launch her patented products in a new market, she turned to her Enterprise Europe Network local partner that helped in finding the right partner...
Tuesday, 10.03.2015 Toolkit on Intellectual Property for universities The UK Intellectual Property Office has just released a free of charge toolkit to help university students and academics understand IP and also to help universities and businesses to work together....
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...

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