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Tuesday, 24.01.2017
Starting a business where you can add your personal touch can be a very creative and rewarding experience. However, apart from being creative, one needs to be careful not to infringe others'...
European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) are one of the main investment policy tools of the European Union to support economic and social growth within Europe. Research and innovation...
In the new world of international alliances and networks, in order to sustain competitiveness in the global market companies are extending their business activities at international level, now more...
We are pleased to inform you that Issue 24 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to trade marks and their...
The European Commission (EC) has published a report on “The trends and current practices in the area of patentability of computer implemented inventions within the EU and the U.S.”, which aims at...
The business opportunities offered by the Internet and IT in general are immense. Some of the most successful computer and internet-based businesses started with simple ideas and very low economic...
Successful technology transfer describes the process of converting scientific findings from research laboratories into innovative products, processes and services by the commercial sector. During...
The 11th edition of the Nice Classification system entered into force on January 1. The Nice Classification is a system used to classify goods and services for the registration of trade marks. Under...
eSearch plus is the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s most popular database allowing users to search for European Union trade marks and registered community designs. In November...
The first part of the revised European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Guidelines has been adopted and will enter into force on February 1, 2017. These Guidelines, which reflect EUIPO's...
ACCIÓ (the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness) opened the 1st call of the TECNIOspring PLUS programme, which will close on February 1, 2017. TECNIOspring PLUS is a mobility programme co-...
An updated version of the annotated model grant agreement for projects financed within the Horizon 2020 framework programme has just been published. The full text of the document is available here.
The European Commission has published two studies on the interplay between standardisation and patents. The first study focuses on issues and solutions related to standard essential patents (SEPs)...
Although the negative economic effect of fake and pirated goods lasts all year around, reflecting on counterfeiting and its negative consequences becomes crucial with the festive season approaching,...
The DesignEuropa Awards ceremony, organised by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, took place on 30th November in Milan.These awards celebrate excellence in design and design management...
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has published the second monitoring report on the activities, results and impacts of the Horizon 2020 funding programme. The...
The UK Minister of State for Intellectual Property, Baroness Neville Rolfe, has confirmed that the UK will continue with preparations for ratification over the coming months to bring the Unified...
The European Commission has released a communication to foster European start-ups and scale-ups to make them become Europe’s next leaders. The Commission's “Start-up and Scale-up Initiative” brings...
European IPR Helpdesk welcomes you to the "Helpline Hours" in Brussels First-line support on Intellectual Property Management Once again, we are looking forward to meeting you in our...
Patent assertion is known as enforcement of a patent providing effective patent monetisation options for the patent owners from licensing activities. It has become a common practice in shaping the...