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Thursday, 04.02.2016 Ask the Helpline Is there a requirement in Horizon 2020 to disseminate our results if we intend to protect them as trade secrets? No. In Horizon 2020, disseminating project results is a general obligation imposed...
Thursday, 04.02.2016 Creating Values: IP Exploitation in Horizon 2020 On the route to successful exploitation of research outcomes, Intellectual Property (IP) management takes an essential role in the entire life cycle of R&D projects funded under Horizon 2020, the...
Tuesday, 02.02.2016 Applications for the DesignEuropa Awards are now open Applications are now open for the first edition of the DesignEuropa Awards celebrating excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design (RCD) holders, whether they are...
Tuesday, 02.02.2016 New European Commission web tool helps SMEs to innovate The European Commission has launched a new tool making it easier for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to access state-of-the-art technological services across Europe. This tool allows...
Tuesday, 02.02.2016 The European IPR Helpdesk launches new online features The European IPR Helpdesk has started this New Year 2016 with two fresh features on the website: From now on the team will regularly provide users with so-called “IP Specials” that will take a closer...
Tuesday, 02.02.2016 EPO website's new “Searching for patents” area The European Patent Office (EPO) has just updated the "Searching for patents" area of its website. The changes introduce a new structure to the area, grouping products according to their primary use...
Tuesday, 26.01.2016 OHIM's new workshop programme in Europe OHIM announced its workshop schedule focusing on the new EU trade mark regulation and on online IP management tools to be organised throughout the first quarter of 2016 in Europe. The first workshop...
Tuesday, 26.01.2016 Commission’s evaluation on the 7th Framework Programme The European Commission has published its evaluation for the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), based on the report prepared by an independent group of high level experts, as well as the Commission's...
Tuesday, 26.01.2016 Presentation videos on the new EU trade mark Regulation OHIM released videos of the presentation given by Dimitris Botis, the Deputy Director of the International Relations and Legal Affairs Department, on the forthcoming changes introduced by the EU...
Wednesday, 20.01.2016 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (20) We are pleased to inform you that a new issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available online. Does your business have know-how, inventions or brands? Then you...
Friday, 15.01.2016 EU IPR Helpdesk Ambassador Meeting & Training "Meet & Greet" with our team of European IPR Helpdesk Ambassadors It was a real pleasure for us to meet with our European IPR Helpdesk Ambassadors last 30 November and 1 December 2015 at the...
Friday, 15.01.2016 IP from a Designer's Perspective Julie Conrad is a visionary Luxembourgish product designer. We met her on a cold October morning in her design studio, where culture, art and creativity trigger inspiring designs and talk with her...
Friday, 15.01.2016 Mediation of IP Disputes The Mediation Directive (Art. 3a) defines mediation as a structured process whereby two or more parties to a dispute attempt, on a voluntary basis, to reach an agreement on the settlement of their...
Friday, 15.01.2016 To Link or Not to Link? Linking is the Internet's most popular way to access information, allowing users to directly connect from one website to another by clicking on an icon or text, called “hyperlink” or “link”....
Tuesday, 12.01.2016 Ask the Helpline How can computer software be protected in Europe? At the European level, Directive 2009/24 seeks to harmonise Member States’ legislation in the field of the legal protection of computer programs...
Tuesday, 12.01.2016 Conference report: “Infringements of Designs Protected by Design Law and Copyright” The conference report for the latest Knowledge and Awareness Building Conference jointly organised by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), Europol (EU’s law enforcement agency...
Tuesday, 12.01.2016 Public consultation on due diligence and supply chain integrity for IP protection The European Commission has launched a public consultation to analyse the mechanisms for integration of IP into companies' supply chain management and the use of certain monitoring tools and risks...
Tuesday, 05.01.2016 Welcoming the “European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)” and the “European Union trade mark” Following to the publication of the EU Regulation No. 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and the Council amending the Community trade mark regulation, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal...
Monday, 21.12.2015 Design Searching Risks of investing in non-original design or filing an application for identical or confusingly similar design can be avoided or at least limited by performing design searching. The European IPR...
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...