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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...
WIPO’s SMEs newsletter for July has been published. This month's issue includes many informative articles for entrepreneurs and companies, in particular, start-ups willing to commercialize...
Every year the European Commission (EC) publishes an annual report on research activities in the EU. This month, the EC published the report on the 2010 activities.The developments in the fields of...
Our official training catalogue is now available for download in the new training section on our website. Here you will find all relevant information on our training approach, the different training...
In the beginning of June, the European Commission organised a public hearing on Directive 2004/48/EC and the challenges posed by the digital environment. Following the event, the European Commission...
The European Commission published last week a report that contains statistics on actions by customs in the EU, relating to goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights.According to the...
The European Commission published a Green Paper on the online distribution of audiovisual works. In the framework of the IPR Strategy (Commission's communication "A Single Market for...
At the end of last year, the European Commission adopted the "Report on the application of Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights", which evaluated the...
The Nordic Patent Institute has entered into an agreement with the US Patent Office (USPTO) for the implementation of a pilot Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH). According to the Nordic Patent...
The European Commission has submitted a proposal for a Council decision on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which is available for download here.“ACTA includes state-of-the-art...
Last week, the Council of the European Union agreed to extend the current Euratom framework programme for nuclear research, which expires this year, for two more years. For further information,...
Last week, the Competitiveness Council debated the unitary patent protection. The Ministries agreed on the two draft regulations proposed by the European Commission implementing the enhanced...
The high level expert group on key enabling technologies (KETs) presented its final report on 28 June, 2011. This expert group was created with the aim to elaborate a European strategy to develop...
In September 2010, new amendments to the PCT Regulations were adopted. Tomorrow, July 1, these amendments will enter into force.The changes are limited to the following three issues:the rectification...
The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office has recently published a concise book on Intellectual Property (IP) valuation in research institutes: “IP Valuation at Research Institutes: An...
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...