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A new issue of research*eu focus, a magazine produced by the Office for Official Publications of the European Union as part of the EU-funded research programmes, has been published. This month, the...
In the context of the European Commission’s public consultation on the Green Paper concerning the Common Strategic Framework for future EU Research and Innovation Funding, several written...
The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s scientific and technical arm, has published the study "New plant breeding techniques, state of the art and prospects for...
Last week, the European Parliament passed a resolution on unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries (2010/2156(INI)). Several recommendations concerning intellectual property rights...
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published the "International Patent System Yearly Review", with data concerning the developments and performances of 2010. According to...
This week a new online service was launched by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), allowing users to obtain for free and in one click a certified copy of community trademarks...
The EU-China Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR2) has published the guide "Trade Secrets Protection in Europe". This publication gives the reader the general...
According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), some of its publications have been published in Lithuanian and Armenian customised version. The publication "Creative Expression...
The European Commission promotes the dialogue among stakeholders in the field of IPR enforcement with the objective to promote collaborative solutions to existing problems.In this context, during...
TMview is a search tool that offers free access to the information of several trademark offices. The French Trademark Office is the latest office to join this database, adding nearly one million...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) focused on raising IP awareness and improving their...
The European Commission has announced its interim conclusions on the EU research and innovation funding consultation. More than 470 responses were sent to the European Commission. According to this...
In the beginning of this year, some academics issued an “Opinion of European Academics on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” (ACTA). The European Commission has now published a document with...
The European Patent Office (EPO) provides access to several documents with tips and tricks for using Chinese searching tools without any previous knowledge of Chinese. For example, you may find...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has published the ‘European Patent Register: an introductory guide’, a publication where you can find all the information you need to start using this...
TMview, an all-in-one trademark searching tool that offers information from 13 trademark offices, has celebrated its first year of operation. Last year, the website has registered nearly 230,000...
In the context of the Innovation Union, the European Commission has defined as a key objective the increase of public procurement of innovation, through the establishment of an EU financial support....
On February 2011, the European Commission published a Green Paper to launch the public discussion on the future EU research and innovation funding programmes. In this document, the European...
The European Union and Moldova have reached an agreement on the protection of Geographical Indications (GIs). According to EU Commissioner of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Ciolos, ”...
Nanotechnology has an enormous industrial potential and many investments have been made in R&D in this field. There are therefore several platforms that are aimed at supporting the researchers...