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Last week the European Parliament has approved the text of a proposed Directive for the protection of trade secrets in the European Union.  Once approved by the European Council, the Directive...
The use of copyrighted works, in particular text and image-based works, is intensive and pervasive in most companies. In this regard, the combination of low copyright awareness with fast and easy...
Counterfeit and pirated trade is a significant economic risk that undermines innovation and hampers economic growth. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European...
IP Youth scoreboard
Tuesday, 12.04.2016
The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights hosted by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has just released the final report on Youth and IP. The...
Before starting the development of commercial activities with the support of external business partners, it is crucial to protect confidential information that can have a significant economic...
The revised version of the Guidelines on current trade mark practice, updated to align the new EU trade mark Regulation, has been published by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)....
The European Commission’s General Directorate of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Growth) has published a summary of information for the EU trade mark reform that took...
The European Patent Academy is organising a series of virtual classroom sessions introducing the technology commercialisation. The lessons are based on ip4inno training modules, specifically...
This March 23rd is not only the date when the new EU Trade Mark Directive comes into force, but it is also the date for the start of a new term for the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market...
Being a leader in a market sometimes deters companies from investing in R&D activities as they rely on their current market shares. However, for sustainable success in business, companies...
“Nemo dat quod non habet” – “no one gives what he doesn't have”. APEx was a CIP-ICT-PSP project under which national archival institutions from 33 European countries and the International Centre for...
The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has revealed its 2016 Work programme, where the activities to be undertaken by the Office are outlined.    The first part...
The European Patent Office (EPO) released its Annual Report for 2015 in last week’s press conference in Brussels. The results show that in 2015, there has been a rise in both European Patent...
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Mr. Francis Gurry publishes a video message to celebrate the International Women’s Day.   In his message, Mr. Gurry...
Every day there are many good ideas and research results that are put aside due to inappropriate innovation strategies. This case study, based on the direct experience of Tapointel S.L.,...
The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office has recently created a new series of IP-based animations which aim to explain the different IP rights and how they can benefit business. If you want...
DESCA 2020 Version 1.2
Tuesday, 01.03.2016
The updated version of the DESCA 2020 model Consortium Agreement has just been published. DESCA is used in the Horizon 2020 actions as a comprehensive model Consortium Agreement, providing various...
The president of OHIM has announced that the proprietors of Community trade marks (to be named as EU trade marks, or EUTM) applied before 22 June 2012 and registered in respect of the entire...
Two new reports from the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) reveal that 13.5% of sales of jewellery and watches and 12.7% of sales of handbags and luggage in the EU are lost due...
The European Patent Office (EPO) with the support of the epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO) is organising a series of training events designed for patent attorneys and IP...