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Tuesday, 29.03.2016 Revised version of the EUIPO trade mark guidelines are published The revised version of the Guidelines on current trade mark practice, updated to align the new EU trade mark Regulation, has been published by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)....
Tuesday, 29.03.2016 Information notice of DG Growth on the new EU trade mark reform The European Commission’s General Directorate of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Growth) has published a summary of information for the EU trade mark reform that took...
Tuesday, 29.03.2016 EPO Virtual classrooms on "Technology commercialisation" The European Patent Academy is organising a series of virtual classroom sessions introducing the technology commercialisation. The lessons are based on ip4inno training modules, specifically...
Tuesday, 22.03.2016 The start of a new term: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) This March 23rd is not only the date when the new EU Trade Mark Directive comes into force, but it is also the date for the start of a new term for the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market...
Monday, 21.03.2016 A path through an innovation ecosystem Being a leader in a market sometimes deters companies from investing in R&D activities as they rely on their current market shares. However, for sustainable success in business, companies...
Monday, 14.03.2016 Transferring projects results to a new entity “Nemo dat quod non habet” – “no one gives what he doesn't have”. APEx was a CIP-ICT-PSP project under which national archival institutions from 33 European countries and the International Centre for...
Tuesday, 08.03.2016 OHIM publishes its 2016 Work programme The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has revealed its 2016 Work programme, where the activities to be undertaken by the Office are outlined.    The first part...
Tuesday, 08.03.2016 Highlights from the EPO’s Annual Report 2015 The European Patent Office (EPO) released its Annual Report for 2015 in last week’s press conference in Brussels. The results show that in 2015, there has been a rise in both European Patent...
Tuesday, 08.03.2016 WIPO Director General’s video message on International Women’s Day World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Mr. Francis Gurry publishes a video message to celebrate the International Women’s Day.   In his message, Mr. Gurry...
Thursday, 03.03.2016 TAPOINTEL: Managing innovation in an SME Every day there are many good ideas and research results that are put aside due to inappropriate innovation strategies. This case study, based on the direct experience of Tapointel S.L.,...
Tuesday, 01.03.2016 Intellectual Property made easy The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office has recently created a new series of IP-based animations which aim to explain the different IP rights and how they can benefit business. If you want...
Tuesday, 01.03.2016 DESCA 2020 Version 1.2 The updated version of the DESCA 2020 model Consortium Agreement has just been published. DESCA is used in the Horizon 2020 actions as a comprehensive model Consortium Agreement, providing various...
Tuesday, 23.02.2016 OHIM’s communication concerning the use of Nice classification headings for EU trade marks The president of OHIM has announced that the proprietors of Community trade marks (to be named as EU trade marks, or EUTM) applied before 22 June 2012 and registered in respect of the entire...
Tuesday, 16.02.2016 Two new OHIM reports on the economic cost of IP infringement Two new reports from the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) reveal that 13.5% of sales of jewellery and watches and 12.7% of sales of handbags and luggage in the EU are lost due...
Tuesday, 16.02.2016 EPO training events - Guidelines2day and Article 84 EPC The European Patent Office (EPO) with the support of the epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO) is organising a series of training events designed for patent attorneys and IP...
Tuesday, 09.02.2016 OHIM’s public consultation on the Strategic Plan 2020 The Strategic Plan 2020, developed by OHIM, provides a roadmap for the vision and strategic goals set by the Office for the next five years. OHIM now launches a public consultation after reflecting...
Thursday, 04.02.2016 Ask the Helpline Is there a requirement in Horizon 2020 to disseminate our results if we intend to protect them as trade secrets? No. In Horizon 2020, disseminating project results is a general obligation imposed...
Thursday, 04.02.2016 Creating Values: IP Exploitation in Horizon 2020 On the route to successful exploitation of research outcomes, Intellectual Property (IP) management takes an essential role in the entire life cycle of R&D projects funded under Horizon 2020, the...
Tuesday, 02.02.2016 Applications for the DesignEuropa Awards are now open Applications are now open for the first edition of the DesignEuropa Awards celebrating excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design (RCD) holders, whether they are...
Tuesday, 02.02.2016 New European Commission web tool helps SMEs to innovate The European Commission has launched a new tool making it easier for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to access state-of-the-art technological services across Europe. This tool allows...