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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...
Tuesday, 15.12.2015 Have your say on the enforcement of intellectual property rights The European Commission has launched a consultation aimed to help assess the functioning of Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRED) in the online environment...
Tuesday, 15.12.2015 The economic cost of IPR infringement in the toys and games sector A new report from the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), reveals that 12.3% of sales in the EU toys and games sector is lost due to counterfeiting. The study, released through...
Tuesday, 08.12.2015 WIPO guide on IPR for SMEs in Agri-food market The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development published a guide, “Intellectual Property for Agri-food Small and Medium...
Tuesday, 08.12.2015 The latest TMview participants: ARIPO and Bosnia and Herzegovina The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) and the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IIP-BIH) have made their trade mark data available to the TMview...
Tuesday, 08.12.2015 Celebrating the importance of design: DesignEuropa Awards The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has launced the first edition of the DesignEuropa Awards. The Awards are open to firms and/or individuals who hold a valid Registered...
Tuesday, 01.12.2015 Technology Licensing-in Successful industries survive on continuous innovation, bringing to the market new products and services by developing or acquiring cutting-edge technology. The process of acquiring the rights...
Tuesday, 01.12.2015 Finland joins Designview The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) has made its industrial design data available to the Designview search tool, as a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed...
Tuesday, 01.12.2015 Independent High Level Expert Group report on FP7 The independent High Level Expert Group (HLEG), appointed by the European Commission, has completed its study on the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7)...
Tuesday, 24.11.2015 Case Study: Registered designs a tool to fight against copycats The UK company, These Please, manufacturing door knobs, handles and coat hooks, takes the advantage of registering its designs in fighting against the infringers and opens the doors for expanding its...
Tuesday, 24.11.2015 Article: “WIPO’s Budapest Treaty facilitates biotech patenting” With the rapid development of genetic engineering and monitoring technologies, studies on microorganisms are now faster and deeper more than ever before. From the intellectual property perspective,...
Tuesday, 24.11.2015 TMview welcomes Japan The Japanese Patent Office (JPO) declared its accession to the TMview search tool as of 23 November 2015, as a result of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with...
Tuesday, 17.11.2015 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (19) We are pleased to inform you that a new issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to industrial designs -...
Tuesday, 17.11.2015 WIPO's World Intellectual Property Report 2015 The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released its biennial World Intellectual Property Report, dedicated to breakthrough innovations and economic growth. The report examines...