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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) join forces once again to shed some light on an intellectual property...
The Geoblocking Regulation (EU 2018/302), adopted in February 2018, addresses unjustified geoblocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of...
IP and BREXIT: The facts
Tuesday, 24.07.2018
The UK government has given further reassurances to business that EU intellectual property rights will continue to be protected in the UK after Brexit. On 12 July 2018 the UK government published a...
The trade mark visual search tool of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), TMview, has been extended to cover registered trade marks from national IP offices in Spain, Lithuania,...
The Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) in collaboration with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) has published the fifth issue of the...
Defining the existing knowledge, i.e. the “background information”, of the partners has a direct effect on the successful exploitation of the results in Horizon 2020 projects. Being aware of the...
This Bulletin issue is dedicated to IP infringement and enforcement focusing on common IP infringements and the enforcement actions that are available to stop them. WIPO introduces the topic of IP...
The European Commission has launched a consultation to collect the views of citizens and stakeholders on whether Regulation 386/2012 entrusting the EU Intellectual Property Office with...
DIGITALEUROPE and its national trade associations are of the opinion that the report disregards the realities and impact of digital platforms for businesses across Europe, and that this Directive...
Last week more than 200 representatives of industry, government, academia and the legal profession gathered at the EPO to discuss the latest developments and preparations for the Unitary Patent and...
The European Commission has created the group of experts on licensing and valuation of standard essential patents (SEPs) as announced in its Communication of November 2017. The Commission has now...
The winners of EU Blockathon 2018, which took place from 22-25 June in Brussels, have been announced. The event was the first hackathon dedicated to developing blockchain-based solutions to fight...
The European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) has recently released a statement regarding the negotiations concerning the exit of the United Kingdom with regard to intellectual property...
The EPO has recently published the second edition of its dedicated Quality Report. Compared with the 2016 edition, the report provides more extensive information and details on existing and new...
The 2018 edition of WIPO’s Examination Guidelines Concerning the Classification of Goods and Services in International Applications under the Madrid System (“Classification Guidelines”) is now...
The nominations for the European Inventor Award 2019 are now open. You can help determine who will receive the Award by nominating an inventor. The deadline for submissions is September 28, 2018...
The European Commission has recently published a Memorandum of Understanding on online advertising and IPR, which is a voluntary agreement facilitated by the European Commission to limit...
The European Commission has recently published an update on frequently asked questions regarding the new copyright reform. The proposed Directive updates the existing set of rules on copyright...
As of June 13 2018, Hague System users can designate the United Kingdom in an international design application. Find the news announcement on WIPO's website, here.
Intellectual property (IP) can be protected by, among others, IP rights or titles, such as trade marks or patents. Such titles are usually thought to confer negative rights, which means the right to...