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On the route to successful exploitation of research outcomes, Intellectual Property (IP) management takes an essential role in the entire life cycle of R&D projects funded under Horizon 2020, the...
Applications are now open for the first edition of the DesignEuropa Awards celebrating excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design (RCD) holders, whether they are...
The European Commission has launched a new tool making it easier for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to access state-of-the-art technological services across Europe. This tool allows...
The European IPR Helpdesk has started this New Year 2016 with two fresh features on the website: From now on the team will regularly provide users with so-called “IP Specials” that will take a closer...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has just updated the "Searching for patents" area of its website. The changes introduce a new structure to the area, grouping products according to their primary use...
OHIM announced its workshop schedule focusing on the new EU trade mark regulation and on online IP management tools to be organised throughout the first quarter of 2016 in Europe. The first workshop...
The European Commission has published its evaluation for the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), based on the report prepared by an independent group of high level experts, as well as the Commission's...
OHIM released videos of the presentation given by Dimitris Botis, the Deputy Director of the International Relations and Legal Affairs Department, on the forthcoming changes introduced by the EU...
We are pleased to inform you that a new issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available online. Does your business have know-how, inventions or brands? Then you...
"Meet & Greet" with our team of European IPR Helpdesk Ambassadors It was a real pleasure for us to meet with our European IPR Helpdesk Ambassadors last 30 November and 1 December 2015 at the...
Julie Conrad is a visionary Luxembourgish product designer. We met her on a cold October morning in her design studio, where culture, art and creativity trigger inspiring designs and talk with her...
Mediation of IP Disputes
Friday, 15.01.2016
The Mediation Directive (Art. 3a) defines mediation as a structured process whereby two or more parties to a dispute attempt, on a voluntary basis, to reach an agreement on the settlement of their...
To Link or Not to Link?
Friday, 15.01.2016
Linking is the Internet's most popular way to access information, allowing users to directly connect from one website to another by clicking on an icon or text, called “hyperlink” or “link”....
Ask the Helpline
Tuesday, 12.01.2016
How can computer software be protected in Europe? At the European level, Directive 2009/24 seeks to harmonise Member States’ legislation in the field of the legal protection of computer programs...
The conference report for the latest Knowledge and Awareness Building Conference jointly organised by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), Europol (EU’s law enforcement agency...
The European Commission has launched a public consultation to analyse the mechanisms for integration of IP into companies' supply chain management and the use of certain monitoring tools and risks...
Following to the publication of the EU Regulation No. 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and the Council amending the Community trade mark regulation, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal...
Design Searching
Monday, 21.12.2015
Risks of investing in non-original design or filing an application for identical or confusingly similar design can be avoided or at least limited by performing design searching. The European IPR...
The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has just launched DesignClass, the most extensive free online resource of pre-accepted product indications available to users. The new...
The European Commission has launched a consultation aimed to help assess the functioning of Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRED) in the online environment...