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OHIM’s European workshop roadshow

OHIM experts are on European roads to inform you about Office’s online services, classification tools and much more in 10 different destinations around the continent between September and December 2015. Participants will have the opportunity to put forward their questions, have first-hand information and advices on OHIM services in three hour workshops, co-organised with local partners.

Together with the on-site events, it will be possible for online users to follow five of the workshops through their computers.

Updated programmes in all destinations, details and registration information can be found here.

UK Designs are now on Designview

As from 10 August 2015, users will be able to search UK design applications in Designview, a centralised access point to view the designs held by any of the participating offices.

With the contribution of UK designs, the total number of designs available in Designview reaches approximately to 4,5 million from 36 offices all over the world.

Designview provides an invaluable source for any Internet user to conduct a 7/24, free of charge search among the designs of all participating offices including OHIM and WIPO.

To access Designview, please click here.

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Celebrating one single treaty system for international registration of trade marks: Algeria joins the Madrid Protocol

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the last member of the Madrid System which was not a party to the Protocol, has acceded to the Madrid Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, by becoming the 95th signatory state.

With the signature of Algeria, all international registrations of trade marks will exclusively be governed by the Madrid Protocol, resulting simplification of filing and management processes of international registrations both for applicants and for the governing organization, WIPO.

The Madrid Protocol gives a trade mark owner the possibility to have his mark protected in several countries by simply filing one application, in one single office, in one language.

Applicants can designate Algeria as from 31 October 2015 in their international trade mark applications filed via the Madrid Protocol.

Click here for further information.

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A new online platform on renewable energy innovation

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in co-operation with the EPO and the International Electrotechnical Commission have launched a new online platform giving access to the world's largest collection of global renewable energy standards and patent documents. Also known as INSPIRE, the International Standards and Patents in Renewable Energy platform is the first and most complete solution of its kind. Indeed, the patents section contains information on over two million patent documents relating to carbon mitigation technologies from PATSTAT - a patent statistics database and Espacenet - a public online patent search tool. The standards section enables users to search through a database of more than 400 internationally used standards and explains what standards are, how they can be used and why they are important.  

You can read more and access the INSPIRE platform here.

 

The OHIM payment platform is now available in 23 EU languages

The OHIM payment platform, initially only available in the five Office languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish), is now ready for use in the remaining 18 languages of the European Union.

The full multilingual spectrum means that the system recognises and automatically redirects users to the payment screen in the language set by their browser.

Further information is available on the OHIM website.

 

New fact sheet on the Plan for the Exploitation and Dissemination of Results in Horizon 2020

We are pleased to inform you that the European IPR Helpdesk has published a new fact sheet on the Plan for the Exploitation and Dissemination of Results in Horizon 2020.

Exploitation and dissemination are integral part of the European research and innovation funding and certain obligations in this regard arise at the project proposal stage. The Horizon 2020 work programme 2014-2015 explicitly specifies that project proposals shall include a draft Plan for the Exploitation and Dissemination of Results (PEDR).

The aim of this fact sheet is to outline the main characteristics and scope of the PEDR in Horizon 2020 and to tackle the issues that participants in Horizon 2020 may encounter when preparing the PEDR.

The fact sheet is available here.

 

The Plan for the Exploitation and Dissemination of Results in Horizon 2020

Exploitation and dissemination are integral part of the European research and innovation funding and certain obligations in this regard arise at the project proposal stage. The Horizon 2020 work programme 2014-2015 explicitly specifies that project proposals shall include a draft Plan for the Exploitation and Dissemination of Results (PEDR).
The aim of this fact sheet is to outline the main characteristics and scope of the PEDR and to tackle the issues that participants in Horizon 2020 may encounter when preparing the PEDR.

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Report on Protection and Enforcement of IP Rights in key third countries: A guide for EU’s rights holders with their business strategies

The European Commission has realized its biennial report on Protection and Enforcement of IP Rights in third countries as a useful information source for European SMEs for better managing their risks around their IP, when developing their business operations in those countries. While assessing the latest IPR situation, the report also draws detailed arguments on progresses, concerns and improvement areas in IP for those countries outside EU.

You can access further information and the full report here.

Interviews on Intellectual property with successful innovators

Talented business people are sharing their opinions of intellectual property (IP) in their field and insights into their time in education. These experiences will be of interest to business start-ups as source of information and best practices.

You can find the interviews here.

 

More than 11.5 million documents in open access are now available in OpenAIRE

OpenAIRE stands for Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe and its mission is to gather the research outputs and metadata from EU funded research projects. With over 60 new data providers, OpenAIRE is now hosting more than 11.5 million documents and collects all global open access research outputs.

Beneficiaries of EU funded projects, who are required to publish into open access, can find useful information on open access repositories or open access journals on the OpenAIRE website here.

 

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