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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...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, has just published a report on Online Business Models...
Ask the Helpline
Tuesday, 12.07.2016
My company is applying to the SME Instrument (phase 2). We want to make a medical application, that seems to be very innovative, but we do not want to make any mistakes in our SME proposal. Can...
The Online Copyright Infringement Tracker, a new research commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), shows a fall in online infringement and steep rise in consumer use of streaming....
As of 4 July 2016, the Albanian General Directorate of Patents and Trademarks (GDPT) has made its trade mark and design data available to the TMview and DesignView search tools. The integration of...
The EUIPO, in cooperation with the European Commission (DG Trade), has created an anti-counterfeiting tool to bring together in one database all data relating to cases of intellectual property...
ACCIÓ (the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness) will launch a new edition of the TECNIOspring PLUS programme in October 2016. TECNIOspring PLUS is a mobility programme co-funded by the...
WIPO joins Designview
Tuesday, 28.06.2016
As of 20 June 2016, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has made its international design data available to the Designview search tool. The integration of almost 220.000 designs is a...
The European Knowledge and Technology Transfer Society (EuKTS) has just launched its Grandfathering Certification Programme aiming at raising the standard and recognition of Knowledge Transfer...
The European Commission has approved the registration of eight new product names from 5 EU countries as Geographical Indications (GIs). Registration as a GI gives wide protection to the registered...
Taylor Wessing, the UK-based international law firm, launched its 5th Global Intellectual Property Index (GIPI5), where different Intellectual Property (IP) regimes around the world have been...
European IPR Helpdesk opens new office in Brussels First-line support on Intellectual Property Management Luxembourg / Brussels, 20 June 2016 – The European IPR Helpdesk is extending its...