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The UK IP Crime Group has published the Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Report 2011 – 2012. This report “provides an overview of the initiatives and activities to tackle IP crime during...
The European Commission has proposed measures to modernise collecting societies and put into place incentives to promote their transparency and efficiency.In practice, as a result of the proposed...
The agreement reached by the European Council on 28 and 29 June 2012 settled the location of the Unified Patent Court's seats. However, the heads of state and government suggested that articles 6...
Last week the Parliament discussed and voted a resolution on the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning customs enforcement of...
Switzerland, Sweden, and Singapore lead in overall innovation performance according to the Global Innovation Index 2012 (GII) launched last Tuesday by the INSEAD international business school, and...
This document, developed in collaboration with CEN (the European Committee for Standardization) and CENELEC (the European Committee for Electro-technical Standardization), seeks to improve the mutual...
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), was rejected yesterday, Wednesday 4, by the European Parliament (EP), and hence cannot become law in the EU. This was the first time that the...
Foreground in FP7 projects
Tuesday, 03.07.2012
There are many reasons why SMEs, universities, research centres and other entities participate in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The creation of results within R&D projects (i.e....
Last Friday, the Council reached an agreement on the seat of the Court of First Instance to be competent in respect of actions relating to the validity or infringement of the future EU unitary patent...
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...