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10.12.2018

EU certification marks relate to the guarantee of specific characteristics of certain products and/or services. This makes the EU certification mark a perfect tool for certification bodies, as it is an official indication that the goods and services bearing their certification mark comply with their identified (quality/technical) standards.

In our last case study, you will see how a German certification body, PGM, utilises the EU certification mark to certify the quality of drill bits all over the EU Member States.

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  • 24.07.2017

    In this new case study, Dion Toumazis & Associates, a consultancy firm of architects and engineers from Cyprus, tells us about its project: Aquafragma. The case study explains how the company got inspired for developing the project and how its IP strategy was shaped with the help of the Enterprise Europe Network and the European IPR Helpdesk. 


  • 06.07.2017

    You have a patentable technology and a business ready for international expansion? Get inspired by Atarés Mosaics' internationalisation strategy and learn about the steps to be followed to ensure that your technology is protected in a commercially efficient manner. 

     


  • 06.04.2017

    Finding the right name for your company and the products you sell is not an easy task. Not only do you need to be creative but also you must avoid infringing your competitors' rights over their trade marks. Avoiding infringement is even more important when you are at an early stage in the development of your new business. Time and economic resources are usually scarce when a company is being launched and you will want to invest them in something other than litigation. This is why performing a prior trade mark search before starting to operate a business under a certain name or brand is an essential task we must not overlook.

    To illustrate the issues that can arise in this situation, Koalect, a successful Belgian start-up, tells us their story in this new case study.


  • 07.02.2017

    In this new case study Auto-Plas, a UK company with an international reputation in the field of design and manufacture of automotive styling accessories, tells us how strategic management of their intellectual property has contributed to their business growth.


  • 24.01.2017

    Starting a business where you can add your personal touch can be a very creative and rewarding experience. However, apart from being creative, one needs to be careful not to infringe others' intellectual property rights when choosing a trade name or a trade mark to identify oneself in the market.

    For "A taste of Vienna", a Maltese bakery, obtaining legal advice before selecting its trade mark made its business experience even sweeter. We tell you everything in this new case study. 


  • 19.01.2017

    In the new world of international alliances and networks, in order to sustain competitiveness in the global market companies are extending their business activities at international level, now more than ever.

    If a company wants to enter new foreign markets, its business and intellectual property (IP) strategy should be shaped in a flexible way, allowing adaptation to new business and competition environments.


  • 16.01.2017

    The business opportunities offered by the Internet and IT in general are immense. Some of the most successful computer and internet-based businesses started with simple ideas and very low economic investment thanks to the possibilities offered by free and open source software.

    This is exactly how it started for Cloud Number Nine, whose business story is explained in this new case study. With a simple and yet innovative idea, the founders of Cloud Number Nine have created a profitable business and changed the lives of many internet music service users.


  • 12.10.2016

    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 at European Union level by several geographical indications.

    Geographical indications (GIs) are valuable intangible assets and their protection and enforcement constitute a crucial step to retain the related competitive advantage.


  • 13.05.2016

    Sometimes, it is not always very easy to put inventions into practice, albeit the invention itself is highly valuable, as it might be challenging to exploit the IP assets without receiving any guidance on taking the initial steps for commercialisation.

    In this inspirational case study, you will witness how a Turkish entrepreneur/academician was supported, when he needed assistance in the exploitation of his invention, and how this story led to the creation of a successful start-up for commercialisation of the world’s first patented voice therapy device.


  • 19.04.2016

    The use of copyrighted works, in particular text and image-based works, is intensive and pervasive in most companies. In this regard, the combination of low copyright awareness with fast and easy ways to access and share information has created one of the most important challenges facing companies today — copyright risk management.

    This case study, based on the direct experience of a software company, illustrates how to avoid pitfalls in copyright management.