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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...
Following Europe 2020's flagship Communication on an Integrated Industrial Policy, the reviewed Small Business Act for Europe and the recent EU trade policy communication, the European Commission...
The Court of Justice, in a recent judgment, has clarified the concept of “informed user” under the Community Design Regulation.According to the Court, “that concept must be...
OHIM Universities Network
Tuesday, 08.11.2011
The OHIM Universities Network was set up in 2008 in order to promote a better knowledge of Community trademarks (CTM) and designs (CD) at European universities. A total of 22 universities...
The Finnish patent office has stated that, together with applications in Finnish and Swedish, as from 1 November 2011 it will accept patent applications filled in the English language, since the...
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) recently issued an opinion on its own initiative whereby it calls for the harmonisation of Member States' legislation on five points that it...
The UK Intellectual Property Office released in contribution with other partners a guide aiming at giving advice and information to universities to help them understand how they can best use their...
The Organisation for an International Geographical Indications Network (oriGIn) recently gathered in Guadalajara for its 5th General Assembly and adopted a comprehensive strategy to promote...
The European Commission (EC) has released a “recommendation on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation”, whereby, among other issues, it...
On October 23, the European Council released a document in which it stressed the necessity to achieve an agreement by 2012, on the twelve priority proposals made by the European Commission within the...
The European Patent Office (EPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have launched a dedicated website for the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) initiative. The CPC joint...
Last week, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) launched the European Technology Transfer Office (TTO) Circle, a network of technology transfer offices of the largest public research organisations in...
The Court of Justice of the European Union has published an important decision on the patentability of the human embryo. In particular, the question to answer was whether the exclusion from...