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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...
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...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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.,...
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...
DESCA 2020 Version 1.2
Tuesday, 01.03.2016
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Ask the Helpline
Thursday, 04.02.2016
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...
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...
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...
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...
The European IPR Helpdesk has started this New Year 2016 with two fresh features on the website: From now on the team will regularly provide users with so-called “IP Specials” that will take a closer...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has just updated the "Searching for patents" area of its website. The changes introduce a new structure to the area, grouping products according to their primary use...
OHIM announced its workshop schedule focusing on the new EU trade mark regulation and on online IP management tools to be organised throughout the first quarter of 2016 in Europe. The first workshop...