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The first part of the revised European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Guidelines has been adopted and will enter into force on February 1, 2017. These Guidelines, which reflect EUIPO's...
ACCIÓ (the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness) opened the 1st call of the TECNIOspring PLUS programme, which will close on February 1, 2017. TECNIOspring PLUS is a mobility programme co-...
An updated version of the annotated model grant agreement for projects financed within the Horizon 2020 framework programme has just been published. The full text of the document is available here.
The European Commission has published two studies on the interplay between standardisation and patents. The first study focuses on issues and solutions related to standard essential patents (SEPs)...
Although the negative economic effect of fake and pirated goods lasts all year around, reflecting on counterfeiting and its negative consequences becomes crucial with the festive season approaching,...
The DesignEuropa Awards ceremony, organised by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, took place on 30th November in Milan.These awards celebrate excellence in design and design management...
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has published the second monitoring report on the activities, results and impacts of the Horizon 2020 funding programme. The...
The UK Minister of State for Intellectual Property, Baroness Neville Rolfe, has confirmed that the UK will continue with preparations for ratification over the coming months to bring the Unified...
The European Commission has released a communication to foster European start-ups and scale-ups to make them become Europe’s next leaders. The Commission's “Start-up and Scale-up Initiative” brings...
European IPR Helpdesk welcomes you to the "Helpline Hours" in Brussels First-line support on Intellectual Property Management Once again, we are looking forward to meeting you in our...
Patent assertion is known as enforcement of a patent providing effective patent monetisation options for the patent owners from licensing activities. It has become a common practice in shaping the...
The European Commission has recently adopted a notice clarifying certain articles of Directive 98/44 on the protection of biotechnical inventions. The Directive focuses on patenting in the biotech...
The European Knowledge and Technology Transfer Society (EuKTS) has launched its certification programme aiming to raise the standard and recognition of knowledge transfer professionals throughout...
World Intellectual Property Organization’s WIPO Translate tool now incorporates a ground-breaking neural machine translation technology which allows the rendering of highly technical patent documents...
A new study carried out by the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights and the European Patent Office provide an updated assessment of the contribution to the economies...
We are pleased to inform you that Issue 23 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to patents as competitive...
The finalists of the first DesignEuropa Awards were revealed yesterday by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for the Industry and Small and Emerging Companies categories. ...
The new animated clip published by the European IPR Helpdesk sheds light on the importance of smart Intellectual Property (IP) management in Horizon 2020. Moreover, it outlines how the services of...
Like most unique food and wine products whose quality and reputation are strictly linked to their geographical origin, Lambrusco, maybe the most famous sparkling red wine in the world, is protected...
The European Patent Office (EPO) is conducting a Pan-European survey in order to understand what kind of information supports an organization’s innovation process. Are you part of the innovation...