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Thursday, 22.01.2015 New version of the International Patent Classification The 2015.01 version of International Patent Classification presents important modifications, and especially a new subclass B33Y, dedicated to 3D printing and other types of additive manufacture.The...
Thursday, 22.01.2015 UK IP Office publishes new case studies The UK Intellectual Property Office has just released six new case studies related to either trade marks, patents or copyright.These show very good examples of IP protection, exploitation and...
Thursday, 22.01.2015 European IPR Helpdesk first half 2015 webinar series The European IPR Helpdesk training team is pleased to announce the official kick-off of its series of webinars for the first half of 2015:28 January: Introduction to IP11 February: Presentation of...
Tuesday, 20.01.2015 E-learning programme on fake medicines A new open access e-learning programme on fake medicines has been launched by IRACM, the International Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicine. The training aims to raise awareness about...
Thursday, 15.01.2015 Launch of the Global Design Database WIPO has launched a new, free of charge online tool: the Global Design Database. This tool allows innovators to search industrial designs registered in countries around the world. It covers the...
Thursday, 15.01.2015 Meet the EPO’s experts on patents and standards/software in 2015 at CeBIT EPO’s experts will be available at CeBIT 2015 to explain issues related to IP protection in software: pros and cons about patenting versus secrecy, open-source approach or the interaction...
Tuesday, 13.01.2015 Fast Track to Innovation pilot The European Commission has launched an initiative to support projects from the demonstration stage through to market uptake. With a €200 million budget for the period 2015-2016, this Fast Track...
Monday, 15.12.2014 Leveraging Fundamental Freedom Rights with Trade Mark Rights The importance of striking a balance between expanding trade marks rights and protecting fundamental freedoms has been a widely discussed point within academic courses and publications....
Monday, 15.12.2014 Intellectual property rights of broadcasting organisations WIPO has initiated discussions regarding a potential treaty protecting IPR of broadcasting organisations.From 8 - 12 December, the WIPO Copyright Committee held their last meeting of 2014 on IPR-...
Monday, 15.12.2014 Spin-offs: an innovative idea is only the starting point One day in August 2005, a student of Professor D. Iannuzzi at VU University Amsterdam came to his office because in his experiment on some quantum force measurements, he could not get rid of an...
Thursday, 11.12.2014 The growth of DesignView The volume of design data available via the search tool DesignView has lately been significantly increased.The members giving access to their specific design data include the following: the Austrian...
Thursday, 11.12.2014 A segue to innovative workshops The European Commission is creating an extensive list of economists, researchers and experts to jumpstart a series of workshops on major issues in relation to the enforcement of intellectual property...
Tuesday, 09.12.2014 Intellectual property management in open innovation During recent decades, the R&D field has witnessed a rise in technological complexity. This entails the presence of a pool of intellectual property (IP) rights within the most advanced products...
Tuesday, 09.12.2014 The Rubik’s cube - officially a community trade mark The General Court of the European Union has agreed upon the registration of the shape of the popular Rubik’s cube.The primary registration of the three-dimensional cube had been established...
Thursday, 04.12.2014 Iceland joins TMview The Icelandic Patent Office (ELS - IPO) has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool from November 24th 2014.OHIM, under its international cooperation programme, enabled the...
Tuesday, 02.12.2014 WIPO report on the copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) commissioned a report on the copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives. This report provides an update and expansion of a...
Tuesday, 02.12.2014 MEPs secure deal to boost investment in the EU for projects that deliver intellectual property or research results Economic and monetary affairs MEPs reached an agreement with the Council and the Commission on European Long Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs).These funds “should boost non-bank financing for...
Sunday, 30.11.2014 Intellectual property and business plans A business plan is a strategic document providing details on how a given innovation is going to be commercialised and brought to the market by an existing company or a newly created venture.Since the...
Thursday, 27.11.2014 Advocate General’s opinion on standard-essential patent owners’ obligations In a case (C-170/13) referred by the German Court to the Court of Justice of the European Union on standard-essential patent (SEP), the Advocate General Melchior Wathelet delivered his non-binding...
Thursday, 20.11.2014 Advocate General recommends dismissing Spain’s challenges to Unitary Patent regulations The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Yves Bot,  has delivered his opinion on Spain’s actions against the European regulations implementing enhanced...

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