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  • Friday, 26.10.2018
    Gathering evidence is an essential part of the enforcement process and IP owners must be aware of the different methods available and how the applicable laws assist them in this matter. This Fact…

  • Tuesday, 23.10.2018
    The following are a selection of our top 15 downloaded Fact Sheets that are now available in five EU languages: German (DE), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT) and Polish (PL). Fact Sheet on…

  • Tuesday, 23.10.2018
    As of 1 November 2018 the EPO will participate in the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS) for the exchange of certified copies of patent applications concerning priority documents. The purpose of DAS…

  • Tuesday, 23.10.2018
    The amounts of the individual fee payable with respect to Benelux concerning the international registration of marks have been modified and will enter into force on 1 January 2019. The new amounts…

  • Tuesday, 23.10.2018
    The new Hague eFiling interface will be used when filing an application, communicating with WIPO, or managing your application portfolio. The process to complete all of these actions remains the same…

  • Thursday, 18.10.2018
    This Bulletin issue is dedicated to IP and agribusiness, focusing on topics under current debate. Jean-Luc Gal introduces this issue with the Notice issued by the European Commission on the Biotech…

  • Tuesday, 16.10.2018
    The revised Guidelines for examination of registered Community designs were adopted on 14 September and entered into force on 1 October 2018. The EUIPO Guidelines are the main point of reference on…

  • Tuesday, 09.10.2018
    The Marrakesh Treaty eases the creation and transfer across national boundaries of texts specially adapted for use by visually impaired people. As from 1 January 2019 the European Union will…

  • Tuesday, 09.10.2018
    The finalists and lifetime achievement winner of the DesignEuropa Awards 2018 were annunced yesterday, 8 October 2018. These awards celebrate excellence in design and design management among …

  • Monday, 01.10.2018
    A recent report announced by the European Commission shows that EU customs authorities confiscated over 31 million counterfeit products at the EU's external border with a street value of over €580…

  • Monday, 01.10.2018
    The government of the UK has recently published a series of technical notices about IP rights in case no deal is agreed in the Brexit negotiations. These technical notes are aimed at helping…

  • Monday, 01.10.2018
    As of 18 December 2018, the Netherlands joins the Geneva (1999) Act of the Hague Agreement for the international registration of designs, bringing the number of Contracting Parties to 58. Since…

  • Monday, 01.10.2018
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) have launched a new online tool designed to provide easy…

  • Tuesday, 25.09.2018
    Internet users face multiple malware threats when visiting websites suspected of pirating digital content. This research study, published by EUIPO and carried out in cooperation with the United…

  • Tuesday, 18.09.2018
    The 2018 publication of the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) series of guides on IP for business focuses on patents. Patents are a crucial tool to enable a company to draw maximum benefit…

  • Tuesday, 18.09.2018
    On 12 September 2018, the European Parliament (EP) adopted amendments to the European Commission’s draft EU Copyright Directive. Tech giants must pay for work of artists and journalists which…

  • Monday, 10.09.2018
    Led by the European Patent Office (EPO), the European Inventor Award promotes the patent system by telling the stories of successful inventors, and showing how patents have helped them to secure…

  • Monday, 10.09.2018
    The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has published series of videos regarding the IP basics (trade marks and designs) on its official YouTube channel. With these two to three…

  • Monday, 10.09.2018
    The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a call for tenders on "pilot project for essentiality checks of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)". The objective of this contract…

  • Tuesday, 04.09.2018
    On August 31, 2018 WIPO launched the all-new Hague Member Profiles Database for the Hague system. This e-service offers a portal to the practices and procedures of Hague System members around the…