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The European Commission published last week a report on the progress in 2011 of the Innovation Union, an initiative under the Europe 2020 strategy.This report shows that there has been good progress...
In a recent decision the Court of Justice of the EU has specified the conditions under which goods coming from non-member States that are imitations or copies of goods protected in the EU by...
In the latest meeting of the EU Council, ministers of competitiveness have failed to agree on the seat and the funding of a unified patent court, with Paris, London and Munich pleading for the...
With the presentation of Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020), the European Commission has also made available to the public a proposal for new Rules...
The Legal Affairs Committee and Council Presidency negotiators have reached an agreement last Thursday on the "EU patent package", which includes the proposals concerning the unitary patent...
Until December 16, the European Commission has opened a consultation on Directive 2006/114/EC concerning Misleading and Comparative Advertising and on unfair commercial practices affecting businesses...
The European Patent Office (EPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO) at their annual bilateral co-operation meeting held in Chongqing, signed an...
At the meeting of Culture and Intellectual Property Ministers, dedicated to issues related to the future of creation in the digital age, which was organised in the framework the last G8 meeting, one...
The European Commission has presented an €80 billion package for research and innovation funding, as part of the drive to create sustainable growth and new jobs in Europe. The new programme,...
In 2004, a Belgium copyright management company has discovered that users of an internet service provider were downloading some of its works without prior approval by means of a peer-to-peer network...
The European Commission has initiated legal actions against Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Spain, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, which have failed to communicate to the European Commission the...
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Thursday, 24.11.2011
European Commission vice-president Neelie Kroes, responsible for the Digital Agenda, called for an adaptable and less rigid copyright system. She called for a new approach that should go beyond old...
On Tuesday, November 22, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament approved a mandate to open formal negotiations for the creation of a unitary patent, so as to cut costs for firms and...
This week, officials of the European Commission will participate in events organised in several EU Member States with the purpose to present to the public the Digital Agenda for Europe and foster a...
In a recent judgement given on questions referred by the Belgian "Cour de Cassation", the Court of Justice of the EU has clarified the right of a plant varieties right holder to bring an...
We are pleased to inform you that according to our programme of web-based training sessions we have now scheduled new webinars. The sessions last 1h 45min with dedicated time for questions and...
This last WIPO publication describes how ownership of intellectual property rights (IPR) has become central to the strategies of innovating firms worldwide. It further depicts the key trends in the...
The European Court of Auditors has issued a report whereby it urges the European Commission to put into place a more dynamic strategy in order for the Geographical Indications (GIs) scheme to be more...
OHIM (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market) has issued a communication informing that the 10th edition of the Nice Classification will enter into force on 1 January 2012.The Nice...
Last week, the heads of the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) met in France.Major progress was achieved at this...