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Tuesday, 01.08.2017 Colombia joins TMview As of 19 June 2017, the Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool. With Colombia on board, TMview now contains data...
Tuesday, 01.08.2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina joins Designview As of 12 June 2017, the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IIP-BIH) has made its industrial design data available to the Designview search tool. This latest extension...
Tuesday, 25.07.2017 Nominations are open for the European Inventor Award 2018! Nominations for the European Patent Office's (EPO) European Inventor Award 2018 are now open. The Award recognises outstanding inventors from around the world, from all technical fields and...
Tuesday, 25.07.2017 INTA study on how companies are using the New gTLD Program At the beginning of this year INTA commissioned a survey to determine the impact that the New gTLD Program has had on companies' enforcement costs.  While the goal of the New gTLD Program...
Tuesday, 25.07.2017 Quality schemes help EU producers break new markets The promotion of geographical indications (GI) has helped EU products attract new emerging markets which seek quality food. However, Europol warns that fake GI products are on the rise across the EU...
Tuesday, 25.07.2017 Commission to invest € 97 million to help 64 small businesses bring their innovations to the market The European Commission has selected 64 small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) from 16 countries for funding in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2.  Funding...
Tuesday, 25.07.2017 EU customs seized over 41 million fake goods at EU borders last year The European Commission has just released new figures showing that customs authorities detained more than 41 million counterfeit goods at the EU's external border in 2016.  The Commission...
Monday, 24.07.2017 Aquafragma: Building up a successful patenting strategy for an EU-funded project In this new case study, Dion Toumazis & Associates, a consultancy firm of architects and engineers from Cyprus, tells us about its project: Aquafragma. The case study explains how the company got...
Thursday, 20.07.2017 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (26) We are pleased to inform you that Issue 26 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to software and its...
Tuesday, 18.07.2017 WIPO changes the Madrid e-Renewal system The World Intellectual Property Organization has recently introduced some changes in the Madrid e-Renewal system to help trade mark owners minimise the risk of fee-related irregularities. ...
Tuesday, 18.07.2017 EUIPO study: "Protecting Innovation Through Trade Secrets and Patents: Determinants for European Union Firms" The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, has recently released an EU-wide study entitled "Protecting...
Tuesday, 18.07.2017 The second call for TECNIOspring PLUS programme is now opened ACCIÓ (the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness) has opened the second call of the TECNIOspring PLUS programme, which will be closed on 14th September 2017. The programme provides financial...
Thursday, 06.07.2017 Atarés Mosaics: International market selection and IP as a differentiation value You have a patentable technology and a business ready for international expansion? Get inspired by Atarés Mosaics' internationalisation strategy and learn about the steps to be followed to ensure...
Tuesday, 27.06.2017 Two new reports on counterfeiting and piracy published by EUIPO The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, integrated in the structure of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), has recently published two reports...
Monday, 26.06.2017 Trade secrets: An efficient tool for competitiveness A trade secret is confidential information in the context of business, commerce or trade. Trade secrets often constitute valuable resources to many companies whose assets may, for instance, not be...
Tuesday, 20.06.2017 EPO survey on the role of information in innovation The European Patent Office (EPO) has conducted a survey to find out how patent information ranks as a source of information in the innovation process, i.e. whether patent information supports...
Tuesday, 20.06.2017 New version of open source license EUPL available The European Commission has released a new version of the European Union Public Licence (EUPL), a tool for publishing any copyrighted work as open source, that is legally consistent with the...
Tuesday, 13.06.2017 Horizon 2020's SME Instrument - Looking for Europe's next innovation leader Are you a highly innovative, ambitious and passionate small- or medium-sized business with global ambitions? Are you looking for excellent business resources and mentorship while a substantial...
Friday, 02.06.2017 Derivative Use of Public Domain Content - Film Industry Focus The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, has just published a report on the captioned topic, the...
Friday, 02.06.2017 CIFRA survey on ICT-related patents Within the framework of the CIFRA project (Challenging the ICT Patent Framework for Responsible Innovation), a project within Horizon 2020 of the European Commission, a survey has been developed to...