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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...
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...