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Last April, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) issued the results of a commissioned research exploring the problem of trademark “cluttering”, meaning a dense set of similar...
Last Tuesday, 26 June, Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) signed in Beijing, China, a treaty on the protection of audio-visual performances, the first to be to be...
The European Commission launched a new consultation on the procedures for notifying and acting on illegal content hosted by online intermediaries. All citizens and organisations are welcome to submit...
The Court of Justice (CJ) of the European Union has recently given a judgement in a very interesting case (C-307/10), where it was asked to clarify the requirement of clarity and precision for the...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has an e-learning platform with several recorded tutorials and lectures on Intellectual Property that you can use without registration.Some IP4inno modules are also...
Hungary is the newest member of EuroClass. This searching tool can help you compare the classification databases of all the members which have agreed to provide their data to EuroClass. These members...
From 1 July 2012 there will be some changes to the Patent Cooperation Treaty's (PCT) system of rules, which are now published on the World Intellectual Property Organisation's (WIPO) website....
Representatives from the EU Parliament and the Council informally agreed last week on a draft legislation on "orphan works". For Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg, who led the negotiations, this...
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was rejected on Monday by the Development Committee, the fourth committee of the European Parliament, after the Development, Civil Liberties and...
The Heads of the world's five largest intellectual property offices (IP5) met yesterday in Europe to take stock of the progress achieved since the launch of the IP5 cooperation in 2007 and...
The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) has launched a consultation on the tasks and activities of the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights...
Last April, the UK intellectual property office (UKIPO) published a discussion paper to outline how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can be supported to grow.This document sets out the UKIPO's...
Negotiating intellectual property (IP) transactions is not an easy task and can be extremely demanding. In order to avoid common missteps, there are some considerations that any person negotiating IP...
At the end of last week, the Council of the European Union adopted a Progress Report on the “Horizon 2020” package, which includes the proposals for the specific programme, the new Rules...
The Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) organized a conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the topic: "What Patent Law for the European Union?"...
The Academy of the European Patent Office (EPO) has released a handbook setting up new teaching content to make it easier for university lecturers to introduce intellectual property into various...
We are pleased to inform you that we have published our second case study, this time dedicated to the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). This anonymous case study is based on the experience of a...
Last week, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) signed an agreement that will allow the two organisations to exchange patent documents in...
We have opened registrations for the webinars coming in June (modules 6 to 9 aimed at participants of intermediary/advanced level of expertise) today. For further information and registration, please...
CEN-CENELEC, the European Committees for Standardisation and for Electrotechnical Standardisation, have published their joint position on Horizon 2020.CEN and CENELEC are fully committed to...