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The Japan Patent Office (JPO), and the European Patent Office (EPO) have signed an agreement which will provide users of the patent system with better machine translations of patents from Japanese...
The European Commission has recently published the “Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011”, a document that aims to monitor the implementation of the Europe 2020 Innovation Union flagship by...
TMView is a free online database that allows you to search trade marks from several trade mark offices.Version 2 of this tool is now available with new filtering and searching options. Additionally,...
Deciding which goods and/or services your trade marks should be used for, when applying for a Community Trade Mark, is often not easy.However, the European IPR Helpdesk has learned that the Office...
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have recently issued the Fiscal Year 2011 Seizure Statistics. The report focuses on the trade in counterfeit...
This specific funding scheme has been set up by the European Commission within the Capacities programme under the FP7. The purpose of this support is to help SMEs outsource research and extend their...
IP issues in brokerage events
Tuesday, 31.01.2012
We are pleased to inform you that the European IPR Helpdesk has issued a fact sheet with the intention of providing an overview of the main IP issues that should be considered when participating in a...
On January 26th, 2012 the EU and the representatives of 22 EU Member States signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, known as “ACTA”, in Tokyo. This agreement needs to be signed...
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has launched the 11th edition of its flagship intellectual property (IP) publication ICC Intellectual Property Roadmap: Current and Emerging Issues for...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently set up its Economic and Scientific Advisory Board to address important patent-related economic and social issues in a more selective and dedicated way....
The European Commission has proposed a comprehensive reform of the EU's 1995 data protection rules to strengthen online privacy rights and boost Europe's digital economy. The 27 EU Member...
The Resale Right Directive (2001/84/EC) aims at ensuring a harmonised application of the resale right in the EU, i.e., the right which enables authors to receive consideration for successive...
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) has published a new advice paper: The TTO, a university engine transforming science in innovation.In this paper, LERU highlights ten "critical...
New patent records at EPO
Thursday, 19.01.2012
In 2011, despite the economic and financial crisis, the European Patent Office (EPO) saw incoming patent applications increase by 3% over 2010, and granted 7% more patents than in 2010.As regards the...
Last week, the European Commission published a Study on Trade Secrets and Parasitic Copying (Look-alikes). This study was undertaken with the purpose to clarify the legal framework and common...
After the successful launch of the first series of web-based training sessions last year, we will continue to provide even more webinars in 2012. However, based on our experience and learning from...
The UK government has given its go-ahead for an independent feasibility study on developing a Digital Copyright Exchange in the United Kingdom so as to respond to the assertions made in a preceding...
The EPO provides several documents with information to assist those interested in searching Asian patent databases without knowledge of the related languages. In particular, the EPO provides many...
According to EUROCHAMBRES, the European association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the new patent system will prove more efficient than the current patchwork of national regimes and will...
Within the framework of Horizon 2020, a new financial support programme has been proposed by the European Commission in order to boost entrepreneurship around Europe.COSME (Programme for the...