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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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  • 12.04.2016

    Enterprises often devote a significant amount of time and resources to enhance the design appeal of their products. Protecting an industrial design may improve the competitiveness of a company and often brings in additional revenue. The case of a Belgium furniture designer examines possible solutions to copyright infringements at European level.


  • 05.04.2016
    Before starting the development of commercial activities with the support of external business partners, it is crucial to protect confidential information that can have a significant economic value.

  • 21.03.2016
    Being a leader in a market sometimes deters companies from investing in R&D activities as they rely on their current market shares.

  • 14.03.2016

    “Nemo dat quod non habet” – “no one gives what he doesn't have”.

    APEx was a CIP-ICT-PSP project under which national archival institutions from 33 European countries and the International Centre for Archival Research have released a new version of the Internet portal for documents and archives in Europe.The APEx consortium partners decided to transfer the results developed to a new entity – the Archives Portal Europe Foundation (APEF). A number of questions needed clarification and a common understanding among partners before the transfer occurs – the identification of the results and their respective owners.

    This case study is an example of exploitation of project outcomes through the creation of a new legal entity.


     


  • 03.03.2016

    Every day there are many good ideas and research results that are put aside due to inappropriate innovation strategies.

    This case study, based on the direct experience of Tapointel S.L., demonstrates how an SME can succeed in managing innovation and setting up an effective patent application strategy with the support of a European IPR Helpdesk Ambassador.


  • 12.01.2016

    KeyGene is one of the largest agro-food biotech companies in Europe. IP management is a cornerstone of the company’s business strategy and success. Take a look “behind the IP scene” of one of Europe’s central players in the biotech business.


  • 15.12.2014
    One day in August 2005, a student of Professor D. Iannuzzi at VU University Amsterdam came to his office because in his experiment on some quantum force measurements, he could not get rid of an artefact of the instrument he was using. To solve that specific problem, Professor Iannuzzi came up with the idea of fiber-top technology.
     
    After testing the working principle with some colleagues, Professor Iannuzzi realized that that idea could have many applications well beyond what it was originally devised for.

  • 28.10.2014

    Biotechnology is a field where technology advances rapidly. For this reason, it is vital for any company operating in this sector to protect the innovations that they generate with Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

    In this case study you can see the example of Keygene, an SME that has been able to reap the entire benefit from their intellectual property capital by setting an IP strategy from the outset in line with their core business and put it into operational phases via proper IP management.


  • 21.08.2014

    To enable more efficient administration in setting up a Horizon 2020 proposal, a consortium has agreed to make use of cloud server software, where all partners could easily keep in contact with each other and share information.


  • 26.06.2014

    This case study addresses database protection in the EU Seventh Framework Programme by pointing out the difference between the protection of database content and structure, which may benefit from copyright and/or database sui generis protection.