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Tuesday, 10.11.2015 Search for patents on your mobile The European Patent Office (EPO) has added beta versions of Espacenet and of the European Patent Register to its small-screen website optimized for mobile devices. Users can now conduct a patent...
Tuesday, 03.11.2015 The European IPR Helpdesk on Euronews Our colleague Mr. Jakub Ramocki has been recently interviewed with Euronews. Learn more on the European IPR Helpdesk activities and how valuable intellectual property rights are for innovation by...
Tuesday, 03.11.2015 Report on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights The European Commission has just published a report highlighting the crucial role of EU customs authorities in fighting against counterfeit goods. The report contains statistical information about...
Tuesday, 27.10.2015 "Filing strategies, enforcement and clearing the path in a Unitary Patent world" In their article on Managing Intellectual Property magazine, the patent practitioners Thomas Prock and Michael Moore are discussing the upcoming unitary patent protection system and practical...
Tuesday, 27.10.2015 Switzerland becomes the 42nd participant to TMview The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property has declared its accession to the TMview search tool as of 26 October 2015, as a result of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM...
Tuesday, 27.10.2015 New countries for Designview: Poland and Serbia As of 26 October 2015, Poland and Serbia become the newest countries, which made their industrial design data available to the Designview search tool. As a concrete result of the International...
Tuesday, 20.10.2015 The Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 The second Horizon 2020 Work Programme covering the years 2016-2017 has just been published by the European Commission. Through this new Work Programme, Horizon 2020 will continue to fund SMEs,...
Tuesday, 13.10.2015 Intellectual property relevance in internationalisation In order to sustain competitiveness in global market within the new world of international alliances and networks, companies are extending their business activities at international level, now more...
Tuesday, 13.10.2015 European patents to cover Moldova As of 1 November, patent applicants will be able to validate their European patent applications and patents in Moldova, obtaining the same rights and legal protection as national patents granted in...
Tuesday, 13.10.2015 Italy joins the unitary patent Italy has joined the unitary patent system, becoming the 26th member of the enhanced cooperation on unitary patent protection. This decision will make the unitary patent even more attractive for...
Tuesday, 06.10.2015 Full-length Chinese documents in English are now available within PATENTSCOPE Users of PATENTSCOPE, the on-line patent search tool developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), can now benefit from translation of full-length Chinese documents into English...
Tuesday, 06.10.2015 Gambia: The latest member of the Madrid Protocol The Republic of Gambia becomes the 96th member of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (known as the Madrid Protocol). The applicants can...
Tuesday, 06.10.2015 New Examination Guidelines from the European Patent Office The European Patent Office (EPO) has published updated versions of the two following guidelines for examination of patent applications: November 2015 edition of “The Guidelines for Search and...
Tuesday, 06.10.2015 Designview welcomes The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Following to its participation to TMview, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has also made its industrial design data available to the Designview search tool, the centralised access...
Tuesday, 29.09.2015 The new on-line application form for Registered Community Designs The Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has presented the new on-line filing form for Registered Community Design (RCD) applications. The form brings the new “3D image uploader” in...
Tuesday, 22.09.2015 Global Innovation Index 2015 If you are interested in discovering which are the most innovative economies of the world, have a look at the recently released Global Innovation Index (GII) 2015! The GII, in its 8th edition this...
Tuesday, 15.09.2015 WIPO Intellectual Property Advantage database The World Intellectual Property Organization IP Advantage database contains a wide range of case studies giving real examples on intellectual property protection (patents, trade marks, and industrial...
Tuesday, 15.09.2015 OHIM's report on the economic cost of IPR infringement in sports equipment sector A new study of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), shows that the sales lost due to counterfeiting of sports equipment – not including sportswear – correspond to 6.5% of all...
Tuesday, 08.09.2015 Article on Patent licensing and cross-border insolvency The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) has realised an article on “Patent licensing and cross-border insolvency” written by the former LESI President Kevin Nachtrab.The...
Thursday, 03.09.2015 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (18) We are pleased to inform you that a new issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available on-line. This Bulletin issue firstly presents Intellectual Property as an...