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OHIM IP Seminar kicks off
Thursday, 13.09.2012
The OHIM IP Seminar 2012 organised by the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) Academy, has begun on Monday, with several sessions set in the week to come.The Seminar aims to offer...
Further to changes to the U.S. patent law under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), the assignee or other person to whom the inventor is under an obligation to assign the invention, or who...
The Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD) in its role to serve as the official dialogue between American and European business leaders and U.S. cabinet secretaries and EU commissioners, convened a...
At the 2012 Intellectual Property and Innovation Summit hosted by the Lisbon Council, Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission (EC) in charge of the digital agenda, kicked-off the...
Open data at your service
Tuesday, 11.09.2012
'Open data' is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control...
With a new set of web-based training sessions to take place in October and November our training team is back from summer break. Registration for webinars in October is now open. For further...
Protecting project results
Thursday, 06.09.2012
This case on the Hydrocoat FP7 project focuses on the importance of having the results generated during a research project well protected, mainly when they have a huge commercial impact, in order to...
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) started a new support for businesses wishing to know how to protect and exploit their intellectual assets. The IP Healthcheck is a free 24/7 online tool...
We are pleased to announce that the European IPR Helpdesk has released a new fact sheet on “How to manage confidential business information” with the aim of pointing out the importance of...
The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) launched in June a consultation on the tasks and activities of the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights...
Are you unfamiliar with Asian patent documentation? Would you like to search Asian patent databases? The European Patent Office (EPO)'s Asian patent service can support you.A wide range of...
Are you looking for basic information on IP, or are you particularly interested in IP issues related to FP7 projects? Three educational clips recently published on our website provide you with useful...
The World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) has published the 2012 IP Facts and Figures. This publication includes data on patents, utility models, trademarks and industrial designs...
Horizon 2020 takes a new approach to stimulating and supporting research and innovation in SMEs. The dedicated SME instrument will put “small companies in the driving seat of European...
The European Commission has a new webpage concerning how IPR holders can protect their rights by asking customs to detain goods found to be suspected of infringing IPR. Customs are in fact easy and...
Last week, the European Union participated in the negotiations at WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights to facilitate access to books by visually impaired persons.Today,...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently released new material as a complement to its e-learning section. The last two very interesting resources are about “Search matters 2012” and...
In 2011, EU Customs detained almost 115 million products suspected of violating intellectual property rights (IPR) compared to 103 million in 2010. The number of intercepted cases increased by 15%...
When the registration of .eu domain names started, its availability was limited during the first two months to public bodies, as well as to holders of national and Community trade marks and...
We are pleased to inform you that the sixth issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available on-line.In this new Bulletin issue you will find a first article which...