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An international conference completely dedicated to excellence in European science: The REinEU2016 taking place in Bratislava from 26th to 28th October 2016 is one of the largest events during the...
agorateka is a new online portal that helps consumers find legal digital content, such as music, films and TV, e-books and video games, from various European Union countries. This Pan-European...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has published a report on the IPR infringement in the pharmaceutical industry. This report shows that the legitimate industry loses...
IP Crime Report 2015/2016
Tuesday, 04.10.2016
The United kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has recently published the IP Crime Report 2015/2016. The report highlights the current and emerging threats surrounding counterfeiting and...
The 11th annual European Inventor Award, organised by the European Patent Office (EPO) in Lisbon last June, was a wonderful celebration of innovation. This short film summarises the emotion of the...
As a part of the Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission has proposed modern EU copyright rules for European culture to flourish and circulate. The new proposals are believed to...
The European Commission (EC) has recently approved the addition of the following two new products to the register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) and Protected Designations of Origin (PDO...
Some product names have more things to say about themselves than others. They can reflect and evoke qualities and reputation strictly linked to their geographical origin. Such a special “link”...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has updated two modules in its e-learning centre on “patentability of computer-implemented inventions” and “biotechnological inventions”. The new modules have been...
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published a guide concerning the future of intellectual property (IP)  rights and the recent Referendum decision on BREXIT. This brief guide aims to...
On June 21st 2016, the European Commission held the “Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Conference” where key European and international decision makers, enforcement agencies and rights holders...
Ask the Helpline
Monday, 08.08.2016
Our company is the coordinator of a Horizon 2020 project, and we need to hire several subcontractors (both enterprises and RTD centers). What should we include in a subcontractor agreement?...
European Inventor Award 2017
Tuesday, 02.08.2016
Nominations for the European Inventor Award 2017 are now open. The Award recognises outstanding inventors from around the world, from all technical fields and backgrounds. People from industry,...
A recent study conducted on behalf of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission shows that cultural and creative industries (CCIs), employing more...
The European Commission has just confirmed the calls and other actions of the second year of the two-year work programmes setting out funding opportunities for 2017 under Horizon 2020, the EU's...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has published a report presenting the results of the economic cost of IPR infringement in the spirits and wine sector. The report reveals that...
We are pleased to inform you that Issue 22 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to geographical indications...
The European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have joined forces to launch the Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (...
As of 7 July 2016, the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (NIPCG) has made its trade mark and design data available to the TMview and DesignView search tools. With the addition of more...
  Managed by the European Commission’s DG GROW, SOLVIT is a free-of-charge service provided by the national administration in each EU country and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The...