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A handbook on teaching IP Law in the Western Balkans and Turkey has been published. This book was prepared by Professor Michael Blakeney in the context of the Regional Programme on Industrial and...
Last week the European Commission published an updated list of the customs departments designated by the Member States to receive and process applications for actions at the national or European...
The new Regulation of the European Commission No 538/2011 of 1 June 2011 amending Regulation (EC) No 607/2009 laying down certain detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No...
The first annual report of the Eco-Innovation Observatory (EIO) has been published this month. The document introduces the concept of eco-innovation and includes an analysis of the...
One year ago the patent information centres (collectively known as PATLIB) were re-oriented in order to allow SMEs, which more often lack the tools to exploit the patent system, to better benefit...
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) launched the I³S, a new online application that gathers all the information on the Innovation Union, separating it in accordance with the different 34 commitments...
The “WIPO SMEs newsletter” for June has been published. It includes many informative articles for entrepreneurs and companies on patent management, trade secrets, licensing, IP audits and...
The European Commission has published a report with a summary analysis of the consultation concerning the Green Paper on a Common Strategic Framework.According to this document, the current IP rules...
The European Commission has published the “Innovation Union Competitiveness Report 2011”, which monitors the progress of the EU research and innovation system and provides an economic...
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has developed a database of IP case studies aimed to describe real IP experiences of inventors, researchers and companies: the “IP Advantage...
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) launched the “Peer To Patent” pilot, which allows the public to participate in the patent review process. The aim of this project is to involve...
"The figures are clear: growth is back", said EPO President Benoît Battistelli. Indeed, according to the EPO, in 2010, the office received 235 000 European patent filings, which is the...
The most recent issue of WIPO Magazine has been published and contains a very practical article on copyright management: “Copyright Compliance in Private Companies: Challenges & Solutions...
This week the European Commission published a report commissioned by the Information Society and Media Directorate-General entitled “Legal analysis of a Single Market for the Information...
Last week, the European Commission published the Communication “a Single Market for Intellectual Property Rights: Boosting creativity and innovation to provide economic growth, high quality...
On May 24th, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a directive on certain permitted uses of orphan works (i.e. works whose copyright owner cannot be identified or located). According to the...
In the context of its new IPR strategy, the European Commission has published a proposal for a new regulation on customs. This new regulation is aimed at improving the current legal framework in...
In 2009, the Council and the Commission launched the European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy to better understand IPR infringements. Recently, however, the Council and the Parliament...
The  European Commission published the Orientation Paper “Proposed priorities for innovative health research 2012”.With the objective of improving the business conditions for...
DG Enterprise and Industry opened a public consultation aimed at seeking all stakeholders’ comments and ideas on a more coherent approach to public support for European SMEs wishing to go...