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The EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk, a service of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, has launched a survey on technology transfer opportunities for SMEs.  The Helpdesk aims...
This Bulletin issue is dedicated to IP and research focusing on the crucial role played by IP in the context of research activities and how IP is managed by research institutions. WIPO introduces us...
The European Commission is launching a consultation on post-2020 EU funds in the area of investment, research and innovation, SMEs and the single market. All citizens and organisations with an...
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) is introducing a number of changes to the fees for patent applications and patent renewals. The new fees will apply from April 6, 2018.   To find...
Intensive cooperation and coordination between enforcement authorities at EU level has led to the seizure of millions of fake and possibly harmful products and has helped to take down several...
The World Intellectual Property Organization has launched a new website on IP Policies for Universities & Research Institutions, together with the IP policies database. With these new resources,...
This new case study tells the story of a cooperation between the Department of General Biophysics at the University of Łódź, Poland and the GRAVITA Fertility Clinic. The case study explains how the...
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reveals in a recent study that nearly one third of the value of manufactured products sold around the world comes from “intangible capital,” such...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) informs its users that from January 1, 2018 fax will no longer be accepted for filing EUTM applications or renewals except as a...
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently published an article regarding trade secrets, which provides a quick overview of this "hidden right". Learn how trade secrets are...
Guidance on IP Basics
Tuesday, 12.12.2017
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published a guide for businesses setting out ways to successfully manage their intangible assets. The guide explains: the different types of IP...
According to WIPO’s annual World Intellectual Property Indicators report, innovators around the world filed 3.1 million patent applications in 2016. China reached a record high in patent, trade mark...
The EPO, in co-operation with Handelsblatt Research Institute, has conducted its first study on "Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)". The study examines this profound technology...
The Common Communication gives a complete overview on how each national office, the Benelux Office and the EUIPO plan to implement the removal of the graphic representation requirement from EU trade...
The Notice has been prepared by the European Commission and countersigned by EUIPO. It addresses holders of and applicants for European Union Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs in the...
A study published on 14 November 2017 by the EPO finds that the Unitary Patent could significantly enhance technology transfer in the EU through more trade and foreign direct investment (FDI). The...
As of 20 November 2017, the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) and the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI) have made their trade mark...
A patent that protects technology essential to a standard is called a Standard Essential Patent (SEP). In the world of SEPs, incentivising the development of new technologies while ensuring...
The European Commission has presented measures to ensure that intellectual property rights are well protected, thereby encouraging European companies, in particular SMEs and start-ups, to invest in...
Joint investigations by Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC³), the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Centre and law enforcement authorities...