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  • Thursday, 23.04.2020
    Climate, health and digitalisation are a key part of the European Commission's priorities. Research and innovation is a driving force that will support the transition towards a more sustainable…

  • Thursday, 23.04.2020
    Trademarks are one of several intellectual property rights that help protect and enhance your brands. They help consumers identify products and services with the entity from which they originate.…

  • Monday, 20.04.2020
    Taking your business international can be quite challenging and may entail a number of risks, especially for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). It may be intimidating to properly address all…

  • Thursday, 16.04.2020
    The European Commission has launched a survey on the effectiveness of public innovation support for SMEs in Europe. It is addressed to enterprises (especially SMEs) and providers of innovation…

  • Wednesday, 15.04.2020
    With 58,990 applications filed in 2019 via WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) System, China surpassed the United States of America (57,840 applications in 2019) for the first time. Overall…

  • Wednesday, 08.04.2020
    The European Commission has launched the European Research Area (ERA) corona platform on the Funding & tenders portal. This dedicated space provides information regarding related research and…

  • Tuesday, 07.04.2020
    In order to sweeten these difficult home office times, we doubled all IP training web sessions of the first half of 2020 and added new topics to the curriculum which we have been asked for by our…

  • Tuesday, 07.04.2020
    As of 6 April 2020, IP Australia has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool. With IP Australia on board, the tool now contains data from 74 participating offices providing…

  • Monday, 30.03.2020
    On 20 March 2020, Germany’s constitutional court has ruled that the nation's ratification of a long-planned Unified Patent Court (UPC), which would create a single legislature for the whole of Europe…

  • Wednesday, 25.03.2020
    A new report released yesterday by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) estimates the total value of…

  • Tuesday, 24.03.2020
    Copyright exists automatically in original creative works without the need of official registration. It grants authors moral and economic rights, including lengthy protection from unauthorised…

  • Monday, 23.03.2020
    Behind every video game, there is an intricate bundle of technical and non-technical IP rights. Against the background of a rapidly evolving design, development and commercialisation landscape,…

  • Monday, 23.03.2020
    There is a new free online e-learning course designed to introduce researchers and students to entrepreneurship and guide them through the main steps of how to validate the business potential of…

  • Monday, 23.03.2020
    A newly published guide by the European Patent Office (EPO) gives you an overview of the measures available to protect patent rights across the EPC contracting states along with the relevant national…

  • Tuesday, 17.03.2020
    The European Commission is calling for startups and SMEs with technologies and innovations that could help in treating, testing, monitoring or other aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak to apply…

  • Thursday, 12.03.2020
    The demand for European patents continues to grow: The European Patent Office (EPO) has now published its Patent Index 2019 reveiling interesting figures regarding patent applications and trends in…

  • Monday, 09.03.2020
    The Community Plant Variety Rights (CPVR) system is the largest and most efficient regional system for plant variety rights’ protection in the world. Over the past 25 years, the Community Plant…

  • Monday, 09.03.2020
    The Horizon Impact Award is the European Commission's initiative to recognise and celebrate outstanding projects that have used their results to provide value for society. These projects must have…

  • Monday, 02.03.2020
    According to the IP business media platform IAM, the UK government has confirmed that the UK is not planning on becoming a member of the Unified Patent Court system - despite the country’s…

  • Monday, 02.03.2020
    The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement - adopted in May 2015 - on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications has now officially entered into force. It allows the international registration…