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A new study carried out by the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights and the European Patent Office provide an updated assessment of the contribution to the economies...
We are pleased to inform you that Issue 23 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to patents as competitive...
The finalists of the first DesignEuropa Awards were revealed yesterday by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for the Industry and Small and Emerging Companies categories. ...
The new animated clip published by the European IPR Helpdesk sheds light on the importance of smart Intellectual Property (IP) management in Horizon 2020. Moreover, it outlines how the services of...
Like most unique food and wine products whose quality and reputation are strictly linked to their geographical origin, Lambrusco, maybe the most famous sparkling red wine in the world, is protected...
The European Patent Office (EPO) is conducting a Pan-European survey in order to understand what kind of information supports an organization’s innovation process. Are you part of the innovation...
An international conference completely dedicated to excellence in European science: The REinEU2016 taking place in Bratislava from 26th to 28th October 2016 is one of the largest events during the...
agorateka is a new online portal that helps consumers find legal digital content, such as music, films and TV, e-books and video games, from various European Union countries. This Pan-European...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has published a report on the IPR infringement in the pharmaceutical industry. This report shows that the legitimate industry loses...
IP Crime Report 2015/2016
Tuesday, 04.10.2016
The United kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has recently published the IP Crime Report 2015/2016. The report highlights the current and emerging threats surrounding counterfeiting and...
The 11th annual European Inventor Award, organised by the European Patent Office (EPO) in Lisbon last June, was a wonderful celebration of innovation. This short film summarises the emotion of the...
As a part of the Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission has proposed modern EU copyright rules for European culture to flourish and circulate. The new proposals are believed to...
The European Commission (EC) has recently approved the addition of the following two new products to the register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) and Protected Designations of Origin (PDO...
Some product names have more things to say about themselves than others. They can reflect and evoke qualities and reputation strictly linked to their geographical origin. Such a special “link”...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has updated two modules in its e-learning centre on “patentability of computer-implemented inventions” and “biotechnological inventions”. The new modules have been...
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published a guide concerning the future of intellectual property (IP)  rights and the recent Referendum decision on BREXIT. This brief guide aims to...
On June 21st 2016, the European Commission held the “Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Conference” where key European and international decision makers, enforcement agencies and rights holders...
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...