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Thursday, 26.06.2014 Taking steps to the protection of databases This new case study published by the European IPR Helpdesk addresses database protection in the EU Seventh Framework Programme by pointing out the difference between the protection of database...
Thursday, 26.06.2014 Intellectual Property in biotechnology We are pleased to inform you that the European IPR Helpdesk has released a new fact sheet focusing on the importance of IP for the biotech sector.Biotechnology is a field where technology advances...
Tuesday, 24.06.2014 New report: Assessing the economic impacts of adapting certain limitations and exceptions to copyright and related rights in the EU A new report entitled “Assessing the economic impacts of adapting certain limitations and exceptions to copyright and related rights in the EU” has just been published. This report is...
Thursday, 19.06.2014 The IP Teaching Kit – a new and extensive collection of teaching materials from the EPO The European Patent Office (EPO) has published a new product that builds directly on and extends the Patent Teaching Kit. Developed in co-operation with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal...
Thursday, 12.06.2014 Workshops on key economic issues regarding the enforcement of IPR in the EU With the Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights and the Commission proposal for a Directive on trade secrets the European Union has set the framework for civil...
Tuesday, 10.06.2014 International Protection of ICT Intellectual Property and the Internationalization of ICT R&D The Joint Research Centre has published a report on the internationalisation of ICT R&D. Firstly, this report analyses the international protection of ICT through the examination of international...
Thursday, 05.06.2014 Danes vote yes in the referendum on the Unified Patent Court The Danish people have recently voted in a referendum in favour of joining the Unified Patent Court (UPC). The Agreement on the UPC will set up a single and specialised EU patent jurisdiction. Once...
Thursday, 05.06.2014 New UK copyright exceptions entered into force The UK government is making a series of small but important changes to make it better suited for the digital age. These changes will affect how content like books, music, films and photographs can be...
Tuesday, 03.06.2014 New Helpline case The Helpline has published a new example case on databases, which is available here.These publications allow you to have an idea of the types of question that our Helpline receives, as well as to see...
Tuesday, 27.05.2014 Council agrees its position on the protection of trade secrets The Council of the European Union, in its composition of EU ministers responsible for competitiveness, adopted a general approach on the draft directive protecting against the theft of confidential...
Tuesday, 27.05.2014 Call for expression of interest for setting up of a list of coaches for coaching activities in connection with the SME Instrument The Horizon 2020 SME Instrument is a novel funding tool supporting SMEs with the ambition and potential to engage in innovation-driven growth on the European and global markets. Successful...
Tuesday, 27.05.2014 Open access to publications and data in Horizon 2020: FAQ Affordable and easy access to scientific information is very important for the scientific community itself, but also increasingly important for innovative small businesses. Improving access to...
Thursday, 22.05.2014 WIPO guides in your language The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) publishes many useful guides on intellectual property for SMEs and researchers. Some guides have been nationally customized and are available in...
Thursday, 22.05.2014 An Enhanced European Patent System: new publication on Unitary Patent Protection and the Unified Patent Court A new explanatory brochure has been published on Unitary Patent Protection and the Unified Patent Court. It provides a brief overview of the system and how it will work.Click here to read the...
Thursday, 22.05.2014 Using intellectual property to raise finance for innovation Intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, designs and trade marks among others, can help innovative firms gain access to financing since they can be used as collateral or security for...
Tuesday, 20.05.2014 Directive on collective management of copyright The European Union has adopted a Directive 2014/26/EU on collective rights management and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses. The Directive aims at ensuring that...
Monday, 19.05.2014 Exhibition "From Talent to Patent" The Intellectual Property Office of the Slovak Republic in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava is organising the exhibition “From Talent to Patent”.This...
Thursday, 15.05.2014 WIPO Launches Unique Image-Based Search The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has unveiled a one-of-a-kind image-search function for its Global Brand Database, adding a new feature that allows users to upload an image to...
Tuesday, 13.05.2014 Madrid Yearly Review on International Registrations of Trade Marks The year 2013 saw the accession of four new countries to the WIPO-administered Madrid System. It is now possible for trademark holders to apply for protection and manage their trademarks globally in...
Tuesday, 06.05.2014 Two new sample cases from our Helpline We are pleased to inform you that two new sample cases have been published on our website. These anonymous cases are based on regular enquiries that the Helpline has dealt with. They address...

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