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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Philippines joins Designview
Tuesday, 09.05.2017
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...
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...
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....
Happy World IP Day
Tuesday, 25.04.2017
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office has recently published a study on the perception of intellectual property among EU citizens. With more than 26,500 interviews, the study reveals that...
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published the statistics on international patent, trade mark and design applications in 2016. The numbers show that last year was a record year...
  The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), acting through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has published a report on "private...