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EPO survey on patent filings
Tuesday, 12.04.2011
Once a year the European Patent Office (EPO) carries out a survey among its applicants, to estimate the number of patent applications that they envisage to file in the future. This year the survey is...
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has reported the international design filing trends for last year. According to this organization, the European Union was the member most...
On April 26th, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) celebrates the World Intellectual Property Day. With the aim to raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property in...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced the signature of an agreement with Google concerning a translation technology. With this partnership, the EPO will, by the end of 2014, offer on its...
For many years the European Commission and the European Union (EU) Members have discussed the possibility of providing a unified system of patents in the EU. The languages in which this patent title...
Last month, several national and international patent offices have reported different types of scams involving patent and trademark applicants. Even though this is not a new problem, applicants...
Encouraged by the European Commission, stakeholders have discussed and exchanged ideas related to the illegal up- and downloading of works protected by copyright during the last year. A summary...
The European Patent Academy, the EPO’s body responsible for its external education and training activities, announced four new workshops that will be held during the upcoming months in Vienna,...
The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has recently set up a new service called eSearch plus. With this new tool you have the possibility to do an advanced search for Community...
As from the 1st of April, the European Patent Office (EPO) acting as International Searching Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) may contact applicants for informal clarification....
The European Research Council (ERC) launched a new funding initiative under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7): the ‘Proof of Concept’. Under this initiative, ERC grantees may now also...
IPR Helpdesk Newsletter
Monday, 28.02.2011
We are going to start the European IPR Helpdesk Newsletter in a new form starting April 2011 on. We will send the IPR Helpdesk newsletter automatically to all formerly registered users. If you are...