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Tuesday, 27.06.2017 Two new reports on counterfeiting and piracy published by EUIPO 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...
Monday, 26.06.2017 Trade secrets: An efficient tool for competitiveness 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...
Tuesday, 20.06.2017 EPO survey on the role of information in innovation 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...
Tuesday, 20.06.2017 New version of open source license EUPL available The European Commission has released a new version of the European Union Public Licence (EUPL), a tool for publishing any copyrighted work as open source, that is legally consistent with the...
Tuesday, 13.06.2017 Horizon 2020's SME Instrument - Looking for Europe's next innovation leader Are you a highly innovative, ambitious and passionate small- or medium-sized business with global ambitions? Are you looking for excellent business resources and mentorship while a substantial...
Friday, 02.06.2017 Derivative Use of Public Domain Content - Film Industry Focus The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, has just published a report on the captioned topic, the...
Friday, 02.06.2017 CIFRA survey on ICT-related patents Within the framework of the CIFRA project (Challenging the ICT Patent Framework for Responsible Innovation), a project within Horizon 2020 of the European Commission, a survey has been developed to...
Tuesday, 30.05.2017 The European Commission launches a public consultation on the Database Directive The Database Directive, adopted in 1996, aims at encouraging the development of databases through appropriate legal protection and the use of data. The European Commission (EC) has launched a...
Monday, 29.05.2017 Intellectual property management at trade fairs Trade fairs and exhibitions are very important marketing tools for companies, in particular for SMEs. They help to attract new customers, test products, access new markets, raise the image, profile...
Monday, 29.05.2017 IP considerations for trade fair organisers Tackling intellectual property (IP) issues in trade fairs and exhibitions is not only a crucial element for exhibitors. It is also highly important for organisers as the risk of IP infringement in a...
Tuesday, 23.05.2017 New and Improved Madrid e-Services WIPO has developed a next generation of trademark monitoring software: Madrid Monitor. It integrates the functions and content of ROMARIN, Madrid E-Alert and Madrid Real-Time Status, which will...
Tuesday, 23.05.2017 New Open Data Platform: Your access to EUIPO’s Register EUIPO has launched Open Data Platform, a database which improves the services provided by eSearch plus, increasing the availability and transparency of the trade mark and design information. Find...
Tuesday, 09.05.2017 Philippines joins Designview As of 26 April 2017, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has made its industrial design data available to the Designview search tool. With IPOPHL on board, Designview now...
Tuesday, 02.05.2017 5 ways Intellectual Property is evolving The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published the 2017 Intellectual Property Roadmap. It provides businesses and policymakers with a comprehensive and concise overview of key...
Friday, 28.04.2017 European Inventor Award 2017 finalists announced The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced the fifteen finalists of this year’s European Inventor Award. The European Inventor Award is one of Europe's most prestigious innovation prizes....
Tuesday, 25.04.2017 Happy World IP Day This is why we love Intellectual Property! Every April 26, the World Intellectual Property Day reminds us of the role that intellectual property rights (IPR) such as patents, trade marks, industrial...
Tuesday, 18.04.2017 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (25) We are pleased to inform you that Issue 25 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to copyright and its...
Tuesday, 18.04.2017 Biotechnology: navigating a minefield Biotechnology is one of Europe’s fast growing areas in patent filings. Youris.com spoke to Benoit Battistelli, President of the EPO, about the role of patent protection and how it can aid...
Thursday, 06.04.2017 Koalect: Trade mark conflicts and the importance of prior searches Finding the right name for your company and the products you sell is not an easy task. Not only do you need to be creative but also you must avoid infringing your competitors' rights over their trade...
Tuesday, 04.04.2017 WIPO's Classification Guidelines In an effort to better communicate internal policies on classification, WIPO has published its Examination Guidelines Concerning the Classification of Goods and Services in International Applications...