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  • Tuesday, 27.11.2018
    The International Trademark Association (INTA) recently unveiled Brand & New, a “first-of-its-kind” podcast produced by INTA which focuses on the impact of innovation on intellectual property (IP…

  • Tuesday, 27.11.2018
    The European Patent Office (EPO) has launched the beta version of Espacenet, its online patent search database containing more than 100 million patent documents. The new version aims at enriching…

  • Tuesday, 20.11.2018
    The official draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU was released last week. Regarding intellectual property (IP), as already foreseen in the no-deal scenario, EU IP rights will…

  • Tuesday, 20.11.2018
    Since 19 November 2018 the old interface is no longer available. The new Hague System E-Filing simplifies the filing and managing process of on-line international design applications. It is modern,…

  • Tuesday, 20.11.2018
    The following models are now available in German, French, Italian, Polish and Spanish: European IPR Helpdesk - One-way non-disclosure agreement European IPR Helpdesk - Mutual non-disclosure…

  • Friday, 16.11.2018
    The nomination period for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019 has started. In its 6th edition, the prize aims to reward the outstanding work of female entrepreneurs who have brought their ideas to…

  • Monday, 12.11.2018
    The European Patent Office (EPO) is organising study visits especially for university students in order to raise awareness of the European patent system. These visits aim to provide hands-on…

  • Friday, 09.11.2018
    You want to commercialise your products with the support of external business partners? The story of this Italian SME, Celegon Srl, teaches us how crucial it is to take confidentiality measures and…

  • Friday, 09.11.2018
    Self-driving vehicles (SDVs) are expected to be commercially available from 2025 and recent statistics for patent applications reveal that innovation in SDVs is accelerating fast and could signal the…

  • Tuesday, 06.11.2018
    On October 26 2018 the Republic of San Marino joined the Geneva (1999) Act of the Hague Agreement for the international registration of designs. The Hague Agreement governs the international…

  • Tuesday, 06.11.2018
    Our latest Case Study from the Croatian SME, Phoenix Ltd., has appeared in this edition of Business Planet! It shows how vital it is for companies to integrate their IP in their overall business…

  • Tuesday, 30.10.2018
    In 2016 the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) signed a cooperation agreement to exchange information and best practices in the area of plant-related patents…

  • Friday, 26.10.2018
    Gathering evidence is an essential part of the enforcement process and IP owners must be aware of the different methods available and how the applicable laws assist them in this matter. This Fact…

  • Tuesday, 23.10.2018
    The following are a selection of our top 15 downloaded Fact Sheets that are now available in five EU languages: German (DE), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT) and Polish (PL). Fact Sheet on…

  • Tuesday, 23.10.2018
    As of 1 November 2018 the EPO will participate in the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS) for the exchange of certified copies of patent applications concerning priority documents. The purpose of DAS…

  • Tuesday, 23.10.2018
    The amounts of the individual fee payable with respect to Benelux concerning the international registration of marks have been modified and will enter into force on 1 January 2019. The new amounts…

  • Tuesday, 23.10.2018
    The new Hague eFiling interface will be used when filing an application, communicating with WIPO, or managing your application portfolio. The process to complete all of these actions remains the same…

  • Thursday, 18.10.2018
    This Bulletin issue is dedicated to IP and agribusiness, focusing on topics under current debate. Jean-Luc Gal introduces this issue with the Notice issued by the European Commission on the Biotech…

  • Tuesday, 16.10.2018
    The revised Guidelines for examination of registered Community designs were adopted on 14 September and entered into force on 1 October 2018. The EUIPO Guidelines are the main point of reference on…

  • Tuesday, 09.10.2018
    The Marrakesh Treaty eases the creation and transfer across national boundaries of texts specially adapted for use by visually impaired people. As from 1 January 2019 the European Union will…