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In a recent forum on IPR enforcement in the digital era, organised by Marielle Gallo, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), policymakers and stakeholders discussed the way forward to a better...
The European Commission published a paper listing recently completed actions and further steps to be taken over the next 12-24 months to deliver the actions within the Digital Agenda. Intellectual...
We are pleased to inform you that the European IPR Helpdesk has produced a new guide intended to give SMEs a practical overview on how Intellectual Property (IP) should be dealt with in FP7...
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has recently released a publication which aims to provide a wide range of indicators covering various areas of intellectual property (IP): patents...
The European Patent Office (EPO), the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Japanese Patent Office (JPO)have agreed to extend the duration of their current Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)...
On Tuesday, December 20, the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee gave its green light to the deal struck by the EU Parliament and the Polish Presidency of the Council on the so-called...
The Council of the European Union has extended, for a two-year period, the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) framework programme for nuclear research and training activities, in order to...
European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes announced the EU Open Data strategy, which will spur member states to allow the reuse of public data by private companies and organisations...
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the application of the competition rules for the assessment of technology transfer agreements (i.e. patent, know-how and software license...
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...