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In the framework of the European Commission’s new IPR strategy, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed, establishing Key Principles that will allow libraries to digitise and make out of...
Following the Communication "towards an increased contribution from standardisation to innovation”, the European Commission launched a study dedicated to the interaction between...
The EU-China Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR2) completed this month its four-year implementation. The closing ceremonies took place in Beijing and Brussels, where the...
US Patent Reform Act adopted
Thursday, 15.09.2011
On September 8, 2011, the US Senate voted the reform of the US patent system and finally adopted the bill called the ‘Leahy-Smith America Invents Act’, which now goes to President Obama...
Last April, a public consultation was launched inviting all stakeholders to share their opinion on the future of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an autonomous EU body...
On September 12th, the Council of the European Union adopted a directive which extends copyright protection on music recordings, for performers and phonogram producers, from 50 to 70 years. All 27 EU...
Coordinated by the European Commission, this campaign promotes enterprises across Europe in line with the Small Business Act for Europe, which is aimed to all companies having fewer than 250...
The European Commission has contacted the Galway Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Enterprise Europe Network, to investigate the commercialisation of patents in Ireland in the SME sector....
The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office has issued a paper analysing why IP valuation could be a key tool for research institutes and technology transfer offices.  The publication sets out...
The Information Society Technology Advisory Group (ISTAG) has recently issued a report where it reaffirmed the importance of pursuing and strengthening EU investment in ICT research and innovation....
Design as a tool for innovation
Thursday, 01.09.2011
Design is an important part of the innovation process. Research shows that design-driven companies are more innovative than others. It is increasingly considered as a strategic tool for user-driven...
Creative Commons is the non-profit organisation behind a copyright framework and global standard for licensing, which gives everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a...
The Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM) has improved the format of certified copies issued for Community Trade Mark (CTM) and Registered Community Designs (RCD) related...
The UK intellectual Property Office is determined to explore how exceptions to copyright can benefit economy and support growth. In acceptance of the recommendations presented by Professor Hargreaves...
The "handsoffmydesign" competition calls for innovative proposals for high-impact "guerrilla or viral" marketing tools that will capture the imagination of the modern audience...
The ESA Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO) aims, in particular, to assist companies/organisations in ESA Member States to exploit technology that they developed for space in other...
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has commissioned a report aimed at investigating the relationship between trade marking and business performance in terms of productivity, employment,...
We are pleased to inform you that we will start our programme of web-based training sessions in September. Every month we will offer a number of two to three webinars especially intended for...
On July 12th, the Court of Justice (CJ) of the European Union has released a decision in the L’Oréal SA v eBay case. Further to L’Oréal's claim, which alleged that eBay was liable for...
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU), has recently installed 5 information points for IP matters as part of the National Action Plan (NAP) for Cooperation between the Lithuanian State Patent...