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Tuesday, 15.12.2015 A new design classification tool: DesignClass The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has just launched DesignClass, the most extensive free online resource of pre-accepted product indications available to users. The new...
Tuesday, 15.12.2015 Have your say on the enforcement of intellectual property rights The European Commission has launched a consultation aimed to help assess the functioning of Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRED) in the online environment...
Tuesday, 15.12.2015 The economic cost of IPR infringement in the toys and games sector A new report from the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), reveals that 12.3% of sales in the EU toys and games sector is lost due to counterfeiting. The study, released through...
Tuesday, 08.12.2015 WIPO guide on IPR for SMEs in Agri-food market The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development published a guide, “Intellectual Property for Agri-food Small and Medium...
Tuesday, 08.12.2015 The latest TMview participants: ARIPO and Bosnia and Herzegovina The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) and the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IIP-BIH) have made their trade mark data available to the TMview...
Tuesday, 08.12.2015 Celebrating the importance of design: DesignEuropa Awards The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has launced the first edition of the DesignEuropa Awards. The Awards are open to firms and/or individuals who hold a valid Registered...
Tuesday, 01.12.2015 Technology Licensing-in Successful industries survive on continuous innovation, bringing to the market new products and services by developing or acquiring cutting-edge technology. The process of acquiring the rights...
Tuesday, 01.12.2015 Finland joins Designview The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) has made its industrial design data available to the Designview search tool, as a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed...
Tuesday, 01.12.2015 Independent High Level Expert Group report on FP7 The independent High Level Expert Group (HLEG), appointed by the European Commission, has completed its study on the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7)...
Tuesday, 24.11.2015 Case Study: Registered designs a tool to fight against copycats The UK company, These Please, manufacturing door knobs, handles and coat hooks, takes the advantage of registering its designs in fighting against the infringers and opens the doors for expanding its...
Tuesday, 24.11.2015 Article: “WIPO’s Budapest Treaty facilitates biotech patenting” With the rapid development of genetic engineering and monitoring technologies, studies on microorganisms are now faster and deeper more than ever before. From the intellectual property perspective,...
Tuesday, 24.11.2015 TMview welcomes Japan The Japanese Patent Office (JPO) declared its accession to the TMview search tool as of 23 November 2015, as a result of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with...
Tuesday, 17.11.2015 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (19) We are pleased to inform you that a new issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to industrial designs -...
Tuesday, 17.11.2015 WIPO's World Intellectual Property Report 2015 The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released its biennial World Intellectual Property Report, dedicated to breakthrough innovations and economic growth. The report examines...
Tuesday, 10.11.2015 Search for patents on your mobile The European Patent Office (EPO) has added beta versions of Espacenet and of the European Patent Register to its small-screen website optimized for mobile devices. Users can now conduct a patent...
Tuesday, 03.11.2015 The European IPR Helpdesk on Euronews Our colleague Mr. Jakub Ramocki has been recently interviewed with Euronews. Learn more on the European IPR Helpdesk activities and how valuable intellectual property rights are for innovation by...
Tuesday, 03.11.2015 Report on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights The European Commission has just published a report highlighting the crucial role of EU customs authorities in fighting against counterfeit goods. The report contains statistical information about...
Tuesday, 27.10.2015 "Filing strategies, enforcement and clearing the path in a Unitary Patent world" In their article on Managing Intellectual Property magazine, the patent practitioners Thomas Prock and Michael Moore are discussing the upcoming unitary patent protection system and practical...
Tuesday, 27.10.2015 Switzerland becomes the 42nd participant to TMview The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property has declared its accession to the TMview search tool as of 26 October 2015, as a result of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM...
Tuesday, 27.10.2015 New countries for Designview: Poland and Serbia As of 26 October 2015, Poland and Serbia become the newest countries, which made their industrial design data available to the Designview search tool. As a concrete result of the International...