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The European Patent Office (EPO) has presented the European Inventor Award 2016, a cerimony awarding each year outstanding inventors from Europe and around the world, who have made an exceptional...
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published a ground-breaking report on the adjudication of intellectual property cases worldwide, providing a snapshot of the structures and practices...
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Monday, 13.06.2016
I‘m starting up a new limited company and clothing brand in the UK and am registering for a UK trademark. If my business holds a UK or European trademark, will that be enough to protect me...
The European IPR Helpdesk is extending its service offer by providing on-site helpline hours in Brussels. For the first time, the IP advisors of the Helpline will also be available on the spot to...
Awardwinning anti-counterfeiting technology: On June 8, the winners of the 18th annual Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards, sponsored by Managing Intellectual Property and the Global Anti-...
eSearch Case Law is a tool developed by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) allowing users to search for decisions and judgments of the General Court, the Court of Justice and the...
Without any doubt, for today’s businesses one of the very first steps for being successful in the global business arena is to be aware of their intellectual assets. Nevertheless, because of the non-...
Being a service initiative funded by the European Union, the European IPR Helpdesk provides free-of-charge and first-line IP support to European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). In order to...
As of 30 May 2016, the Albanian General Directorate of Patents and Trademarks (GDPT) and the Georgian National Intellectual Property Center (SAKPATENTI) join TMclass. These latest additions bring...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office has just released a report on the economic costs of IP rights infringement in the recorded music sector. The main finding of the study is that in 2014...
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has enhanced its work to support universities and research institutions in disseminating the knowledge which they generate and created new web...
Annually, the European Patent Office (EPO) launches a survey for medium term estimation of patent filing figures, not only for forecasting the number of applications but also to uncover the processes...
Sometimes, it is not always very easy to put inventions into practice, albeit the invention itself is highly valuable, as it might be challenging to exploit the IP assets without receiving any...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has just published the updated 16th edition of “How to get a European Patent – Guide for Applicants”. The "Guide for applicants" has been designed to provide...
The European IPR Heplpdesk recently participated in the Copy Talks event organised on April 26th 2016 by the Flemish Agency for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Europe Network and...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced 15 pioneering finalists for this year’s European Inventor Award. In its 11th edition, EPO once again honours scientists, researchers and engineers who...
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,...
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...
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...
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....