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Tuesday, 07.07.2015 German Patent and Trade Mark Office joins Global Patent Prosecution Highway On the 6th of July, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) has joined the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot, a multilateral pilot programme in which all national and regional...
Thursday, 02.07.2015 More than 11.5 million documents in open access are now available in OpenAIRE OpenAIRE stands for Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe and its mission is to gather the research outputs and metadata from EU funded research projects. With over 60 new data providers...
Thursday, 02.07.2015 Inventive step criterion for patenting The International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Intellectual Property has published a paper about the inventive step criterion for patenting. The report includes case studies illustrating how...
Tuesday, 30.06.2015 Survey on industrial design protection in Europe On behalf of the European Commission – Spark Legal in consortium with time.lex, Queen Mary University of London and Indigov, is conducting a survey on industrial design protection in Europe....
Tuesday, 30.06.2015 Horizon 2020 project information available in the CORDIS database Over 4000 project factsheets from Horizon 2020 were published and can now be browsed and searched on CORDIS through their programme area and topic. Currently the information available covers project...
Thursday, 25.06.2015 Unitary Patent renewal fees The European Patent Office (EPO) has decided to adopt the “True Top 4” proposal for fees covering the territory of the participating 25 EU Member States and corresponding to the total sum...
Thursday, 25.06.2015 Study on intellectual property rights and firm performance in Europe The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), acting through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, carried out a study on the contribution of...
Thursday, 18.06.2015 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (17) 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.In this issue we start by providing you with some new important...
Thursday, 18.06.2015 Poland implements Back Office The Polish Patent Office (PPO) has gone live with the Back Office for trade marks and designs developed by the OHIM’s Cooperation Fund.The Back Office is a workflow-based system supporting the...
Thursday, 11.06.2015 New video tutorials on PATENTSCOPE Six new video tutorials have been just made available on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website explaining the PATENTSCOPE search system.PATENTSCOPE is one of the world's...
Thursday, 11.06.2015 EU and Latin America SMEs Intellectual property and Internationalisation study On behalf of the European Commission - DG GROW, CARSA, in consortium with PwC Luxembourg, London Economics and Innova SpA, is conducting a survey among EU SMEs active in Latin America and Latin...
Friday, 05.06.2015 The Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses the actions against the regulations implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently dismissed Spain’s actions on annulment of the two regulations forming part of the “unitary patent package”- namely the...
Thursday, 04.06.2015 Funding for Open Access publications arising from finished FP7 projects The European Commission recently launched a pilot to fund Open Access publications for finalized FP7 projects through the OpenAIRE project. The objective is to improve the access to the...
Tuesday, 02.06.2015 The 15th edition of the EPO Guide for Applicants The European Patent Office (EPO) has just published the 15th edition of the "Guide for applicants". The Guide has been designed to provide inventors, companies and their representatives...
Tuesday, 02.06.2015 UK IPO – Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) for Private Applicants The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has just published a brief guide entitled “Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) for Private Applicants”.This guide is intended to serve as a basic...
Thursday, 28.05.2015 The beta version of the new ROMARIN database The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is redesigning the ROMARIN database, which is used to search detailed information on all marks recorded under WIPO’s Madrid System, to better...
Tuesday, 26.05.2015 National patent collection of Portugal added in PATENTSCOPE 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, 21.05.2015 The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement The Diplomatic Conference, held in Geneva from May 11 to 21 2015, has just adopted the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.This Act revises the...
Tuesday, 19.05.2015 Iceland joins DesignView Due to the efforts of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its European partners, as of 18 May 2015 the Icelandic Patent Office (ELS - IPO) has made its...
Tuesday, 12.05.2015 Croatia joins DesignView Due to the efforts of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its European partners, as of 11 May 2015 the Croatian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has made...

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