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The European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) signed a three-year cooperation agreement. This partnership is aimed at “improving the procedural...
Heads of Offices and representatives from Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the UK, the USA and the EPO participated in a meeting that took place near Munich on 19/20 April 2012, with the aim of...
TMview is a free on-line database managed by the Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM), allowing Trade Mark (TM) searches at National, Community and international level. In order...
On Tuesday, the European Patent Office (EPO) published its annual statistics on European patent applications and granted patents.According to the EPO, last year the number of patent applications...
On April 26th, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) celebrates the World Intellectual Property Day. According to WIPO’s Director General Francis Gurry, the “World...
We are pleased to announce that a new issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available on-line. This fifth issue, starting the second year series, is thicker and...
David Martin, the European Parliament's rapporteur on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), has announced at a hearing of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) party last week in...
As a follow up to our service improvements, we are pleased to announce you that a new page of our website has been set up in order to regroup all the European IPR Helpdesk's published material as...
We have newly issued our webinar programme for the second quarter of this year with courses scheduled for May and June. It is now online and available for your perusal here.Should you have any...
The PATENTSCOPE database administered by WIPO has been improved with the aim of rendering it more user-friendly.The following are the latest developments of the PATENTSCOPE search system:Response...
The National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) of Brazil and the European Patent Office (EPO) have signed a bilateral agreement aimed at enhancing co-operation between the two offices, with a...
The China IPR SME Helpdesk has recently released a new guide for small businesses wishing to carry out R&D activities in China.Many European SMEs engage in activities which fall under at least...
Search9: OHIM's new search tool
Thursday, 12.04.2012
This week, OHIM is implementing several improvements to its IT tools and services.One of the novelties is “Search9”, a tool for the preparation of search reports. The users of OHIM’...
The European Commission took a stance on April 4th in favour of a quick adoption of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), so as to avoid that the European Parliament takes a precipitate...
As from April 1st 2012 the Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM) set a new practice in opposition proceedings when notifying the opposition to the applicant, when the opposition...
Exchanging valuable information with other partners is generally a necessity that regularly occurs in collaborative initiatives or undertakings. Accordingly, confidentiality issues and measures...
This new publication aims at clarifying when and why to use this type of agreement, as well as the meaning of the key provisions commonly used. Examples of non-disclosure agreements are also provided...
The European Research Area Committee (ERAC) has recently set up a group on knowledge transfer. The group is composed of representatives of Member States and Associated Countries including policy...
The International Trade Committee of the European Parliament (EP) has rejected the proposal recommending that the Parliament refer the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) to the EU Court of...
The European Patent Office (EPO) published a draft version of its revised Guidelines for Examination, intended to enter into force this year in June. The Guidelines for Examination are updated...