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Unitary Patent Guide
Tuesday, 05.09.2017
The European Patent Office (EPO) has published the first edition of the "Unitary Patent Guide". This guide aims to: provide companies, inventors and their representatives with an outline of...
Getting the right information at the right time is of the utmost importance to all SMEs working in the open market. Understanding the significance of IP, considering all alternatives and taking all...
Germany joins DesignView
Monday, 28.08.2017
As of 7 August 2017, design data from the German Patent and Trade Mark Office has been made available to the DesignView search tool. The addition of more than one and a half million German...
Transforming the results of R&D into commercially viable products is a business challenge that must be carried out in conformity with a coherent IP strategy. Such a strategy helps save time and...
Colombia joins TMview
Tuesday, 01.08.2017
As of 19 June 2017, the Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool. With Colombia on board, TMview now contains data...
As of 12 June 2017, the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IIP-BIH) has made its industrial design data available to the Designview search tool. This latest extension...
Nominations for the European Patent Office's (EPO) European Inventor Award 2018 are now open. The Award recognises outstanding inventors from around the world, from all technical fields and...
At the beginning of this year INTA commissioned a survey to determine the impact that the New gTLD Program has had on companies' enforcement costs.  While the goal of the New gTLD Program...
The promotion of geographical indications (GI) has helped EU products attract new emerging markets which seek quality food. However, Europol warns that fake GI products are on the rise across the EU...
The European Commission has selected 64 small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) from 16 countries for funding in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2.  Funding...
The European Commission has just released new figures showing that customs authorities detained more than 41 million counterfeit goods at the EU's external border in 2016.  The Commission...
In this new case study, Dion Toumazis & Associates, a consultancy firm of architects and engineers from Cyprus, tells us about its project: Aquafragma. The case study explains how the company got...
We are pleased to inform you that Issue 26 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to software and its...
The World Intellectual Property Organization has recently introduced some changes in the Madrid e-Renewal system to help trade mark owners minimise the risk of fee-related irregularities. ...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, has recently released an EU-wide study entitled "Protecting...
ACCIÓ (the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness) has opened the second call of the TECNIOspring PLUS programme, which will be closed on 14th September 2017. The programme provides financial...
You have a patentable technology and a business ready for international expansion? Get inspired by Atarés Mosaics' internationalisation strategy and learn about the steps to be followed to ensure...
The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, integrated in the structure of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), has recently published two reports...
A trade secret is confidential information in the context of business, commerce or trade. Trade secrets often constitute valuable resources to many companies whose assets may, for instance, not be...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has conducted a survey to find out how patent information ranks as a source of information in the innovation process, i.e. whether patent information supports...