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  • Tuesday, 16.07.2019
    On 15 April 2019, the European Council approved the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market. This Directive intends to make EU copyright rules fit for the digital age.…

  • Monday, 15.07.2019
    4iP Council recently launched a new, practical '4SMEs' website area to help innovative businesses draw economic and strategic value from IP. The area: •    explains and compares different types of…

  • Monday, 15.07.2019
    On their annual meeting in Incheon (South Korea), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the China National Intellectual…

  • Monday, 15.07.2019
    The idea behind the EPO's Strategic Plan is to create "a roadmap for achieving a more sustainable patent office for Europe, better equipped to succeed in an evolving IP landscape" said EPO President…

  • Friday, 12.07.2019
    The IPA4SME call has been re-opened on 8 July 2019, given the overwhelming response to the first cut-off date of the IPA4SME Action, and the initially allocated budget not being sufficient to provide…

  • Tuesday, 09.07.2019
    The European Commission recently published an independent expert report identifying “100 radical innovation breakthroughs for the future”.  Combining machine learning algorithms and human evaluation…

  • Tuesday, 02.07.2019
    The European Union and Mercosur states - Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – reached on 28th June a political agreement for an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive trade deal. The goal of…

  • Thursday, 27.06.2019
    At its very basic level, trade mark law is about how the public buy products and their interaction with brands. After all, a trade mark is defined as a sign which distinguishes the products…

  • Friday, 21.06.2019
    The European Commission (EC) has published the 2019 editions of the European Innovation Scoreboard and Regional Innovation Scoreboard at the beginning of the week. Both show that the EU's innovation…

  • Friday, 21.06.2019
    On the basis of the report published earlier this year by WIPO on the technology trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the UKIPO decided to publish a report focusing on the same technology trends,…

  • Wednesday, 19.06.2019
    On the 12th of June the European Commission published its latest report on the implementation progress in the fives areas addressed by Recommendation 2011/711/EU (organisation and funding of the…

  • Tuesday, 18.06.2019
    On 6-7 June 2019, the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Spain held their annual meeting 2019 in the city of Málaga, Andalusia. For the Spanish European IP Helpdesk ambassadors, the event included a…

  • Monday, 17.06.2019
    Professor Daniel Gervais, Director of the Intellectual Property Programme at Vanderbilt Law School, has recently published an in-depth article reviewing the application of IP rights (copyright,…

  • Thursday, 13.06.2019
    Congratulations! 25 years after the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) was founded as a decentralised agency of the EU, the 2 millionth EU trade mark application marks an important…

  • Wednesday, 12.06.2019
    This new interactive tool intends to be a bridge for secured communications between rights holders, EU enforcement authorities and the EU Commission, as well as other delegations located outside the…

  • Thursday, 06.06.2019
    Are you: Generating high-quality research, and eager to improve its impact on the market?  Trying to better address IP issues associated with commercialisation?  Searching for experts who can help…

  • Monday, 03.06.2019
    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are often said to be the backbone of the European economy. However, a large proportion of their contribution to growth and job creation is in fact generated…

  • Tuesday, 28.05.2019
    Beyond offering the opportunity to enforce monopoly rights, intellectual property can also be used to add value to a business and open up new revenue streams. Putting in place a sensible IP…

  • Monday, 27.05.2019
    More than wine, cheese and asparagus: Geographical Indications (GI) protect local goods and traditional production processes against imitation and misuse. A new research project of the German Max…

  • Thursday, 23.05.2019
    The European IP Helpdesk team is proud to present a new way of supporting the active IP capacity building for our users. Core topics from our training schedule will be made available as eLearning…