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Since the beginning of the year, PCT applicants can submit a “licensing availability request”, whereby they signal their willingness to license the invention associated to that...
The European Patent Office (EPO) launched yesterday the “Patent Translate”, a new machine translation service that uses Google’s technology.Currently, this tool allows translations...
Consortium Agreements (CA) are usually divided into three main parts that respectively include preliminary clauses, central clauses and final clauses. The objective of this fact sheet is to focus on...
The Innovation Union Communication includes an action aiming at improving the economic exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). According to the Communication, "by the end of 2011, working...
Clean Sky, a research programme resulting from a Public-Private Partnership between the European Commission and industry, published a note on frequently asked questions raised by many applicants on...
EUREKA, a major platform for R&D-performing entrepreneurs in Europe, and aiming inter alia at helping to make Europe economically strong and socially sound through the Eurostars Programme, upheld...
Further to Commissioner Karel De Gucht's proposal, the European Commission (EC) is planning to bring the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in front of the Court of Justice of the...
OHIM will maintain a free database holding data on registered intellectual property rights, as well as information per country concerning enforcement authorities, agents and right holders. Some of...
This Handbook aims at providing examiners, formalities officers and applicants with a guide on preferred practices endorsed by both the EPO and user representatives. This should help to increase the...
Although 22 EU countries have recently signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the treaty's ratification is getting problematic throughout the Union as the Polish, Bulgarian and...
The European Commission published last week its roadmap on the proposal for the revision of the Enforcement Directive. This initiative is based on the information gathered from stakeholders in the...
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...
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...
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...
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...