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Monday, 25.04.2016 Report on Infringement of Geographical Indications in the EU The European Union Intellectual Property Office has just released a report on Infringement of Geographical Indications. In the European Union (EU), Geographical Indications (GIs) for wine, spirits,...
Monday, 25.04.2016 Statistics on European Union trade mark applications 89420 applications for trade mark protection were received in 2015 by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) from the Member States of the European Union (EU). This information...
Monday, 25.04.2016 Watch our new animated video clip! Just in time for this year's World IP Day on April 26 the European IPR Helpdesk has released a short, entertaining animated video highlighting the importance of IP and explaining how SMEs and...
Thursday, 21.04.2016 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (21) We are pleased to inform you that Issue 21 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is dedicated to Women and Intellectual Property....
Tuesday, 19.04.2016 Directive for the protection of trade secrets in the European Union Last week the European Parliament has approved the text of a proposed Directive for the protection of trade secrets in the European Union.  Once approved by the European Council, the Directive...
Tuesday, 19.04.2016 Gold Blue: Copyright management in a software company The use of copyrighted works, in particular text and image-based works, is intensive and pervasive in most companies. In this regard, the combination of low copyright awareness with fast and easy...
Tuesday, 12.04.2016 Launch of the OECD–EUIPO report on the economic impact of counterfeit trade Counterfeit and pirated trade is a significant economic risk that undermines innovation and hampers economic growth. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European...
Tuesday, 12.04.2016 IP Youth scoreboard The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights hosted by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has just released the final report on Youth and IP. The...
Tuesday, 12.04.2016 Design management in a furniture company Enterprises often devote a significant amount of time and resources to enhance the design appeal of their products. Protecting an industrial design makes business sense as it improves the...
Tuesday, 05.04.2016 Managing confidentiality when starting a business Before starting the development of commercial activities with the support of external business partners, it is crucial to protect confidential information that can have a significant economic...
Tuesday, 29.03.2016 Revised version of the EUIPO trade mark guidelines are published The revised version of the Guidelines on current trade mark practice, updated to align the new EU trade mark Regulation, has been published by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)....
Tuesday, 29.03.2016 Information notice of DG Growth on the new EU trade mark reform The European Commission’s General Directorate of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Growth) has published a summary of information for the EU trade mark reform that took...
Tuesday, 29.03.2016 EPO Virtual classrooms on "Technology commercialisation" The European Patent Academy is organising a series of virtual classroom sessions introducing the technology commercialisation. The lessons are based on ip4inno training modules, specifically...
Tuesday, 22.03.2016 The start of a new term: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) This March 23rd is not only the date when the new EU Trade Mark Directive comes into force, but it is also the date for the start of a new term for the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market...
Monday, 21.03.2016 A path through an innovation ecosystem Being a leader in a market sometimes deters companies from investing in R&D activities as they rely on their current market shares. However, for sustainable success in business, companies...
Monday, 14.03.2016 Transferring projects results to a new entity “Nemo dat quod non habet” – “no one gives what he doesn't have”. APEx was a CIP-ICT-PSP project under which national archival institutions from 33 European countries and the International Centre for...
Tuesday, 08.03.2016 OHIM publishes its 2016 Work programme The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has revealed its 2016 Work programme, where the activities to be undertaken by the Office are outlined.    The first part...
Tuesday, 08.03.2016 Highlights from the EPO’s Annual Report 2015 The European Patent Office (EPO) released its Annual Report for 2015 in last week’s press conference in Brussels. The results show that in 2015, there has been a rise in both European Patent...
Tuesday, 08.03.2016 WIPO Director General’s video message on International Women’s Day World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Mr. Francis Gurry publishes a video message to celebrate the International Women’s Day.   In his message, Mr. Gurry...
Thursday, 03.03.2016 TAPOINTEL: Managing innovation in an SME Every day there are many good ideas and research results that are put aside due to inappropriate innovation strategies. This case study, based on the direct experience of Tapointel S.L.,...