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  • Thursday, 14.04.2011
    The United Nations has designated 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) with the theme: "Chemistry - our life, our future". During the IYC 2011, people around the globe will celebrate the…

  • Tuesday, 12.04.2011
    Once a year the European Patent Office (EPO) carries out a survey among its applicants, to estimate the number of patent applications that they envisage to file in the future. This year the survey is…

  • Tuesday, 12.04.2011
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has reported the international design filing trends for last year. According to this organization, the European Union was the member most…

  • Tuesday, 12.04.2011
    On April 26th, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) celebrates the World Intellectual Property Day. With the aim to raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property in…

  • Thursday, 07.04.2011
    The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced the signature of an agreement with Google concerning a translation technology. With this partnership, the EPO will, by the end of 2014, offer on its…

  • Thursday, 07.04.2011
    For many years the European Commission and the European Union (EU) Members have discussed the possibility of providing a unified system of patents in the EU. The languages in which this patent title…

  • Thursday, 07.04.2011
    Last month, several national and international patent offices have reported different types of scams involving patent and trademark applicants. Even though this is not a new problem, applicants…

  • Thursday, 07.04.2011
    Encouraged by the European Commission, stakeholders have discussed and exchanged ideas related to the illegal up- and downloading of works protected by copyright during the last year. A summary…

  • Thursday, 07.04.2011
    The European Patent Academy, the EPO’s body responsible for its external education and training activities, announced four new workshops that will be held during the upcoming months in Vienna, Berlin…

  • Tuesday, 05.04.2011
    The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has recently set up a new service called eSearch plus. With this new tool you have the possibility to do an advanced search for Community…

  • Tuesday, 05.04.2011
    As from the 1st of April, the European Patent Office (EPO) acting as International Searching Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) may contact applicants for informal clarification.…

  • Tuesday, 05.04.2011
    The European Research Council (ERC) launched a new funding initiative under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7): the ‘Proof of Concept’. Under this initiative, ERC grantees may now also apply for…

  • Monday, 28.02.2011
    We are going to start the European IPR Helpdesk Newsletter in a new form starting April 2011 on. We will send the IPR Helpdesk newsletter automatically to all formerly registered users. If you are…