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  • Thursday, 12.05.2011
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published the "International Patent System Yearly Review", with data concerning the developments and performances of 2010. According to WIPO's…

  • Thursday, 12.05.2011
    This week a new online service was launched by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), allowing users to obtain for free and in one click a certified copy of community trademarks…

  • Thursday, 12.05.2011
    The EU-China Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR2) has published the guide "Trade Secrets Protection in Europe". This publication gives the reader the general framework…

  • Tuesday, 10.05.2011
    According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), some of its publications have been published in Lithuanian and Armenian customised version. The publication "Creative Expression: An…

  • Tuesday, 10.05.2011
    The European Commission promotes the dialogue among stakeholders in the field of IPR enforcement with the objective to promote collaborative solutions to existing problems.In this context, during…

  • Thursday, 05.05.2011
    TMview is a search tool that offers free access to the information of several trademark offices. The French Trademark Office is the latest office to join this database, adding nearly one million…

  • Thursday, 05.05.2011
    The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) focused on raising IP awareness and improving their…

  • Thursday, 05.05.2011
    The European Commission has announced its interim conclusions on the EU research and innovation funding consultation. More than 470 responses were sent to the European Commission. According to this…

  • Tuesday, 03.05.2011
    In the beginning of this year, some academics issued an “Opinion of European Academics on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” (ACTA). The European Commission has now published a document with…

  • Thursday, 28.04.2011
    The European Patent Office (EPO) provides access to several documents with tips and tricks for using Chinese searching tools without any previous knowledge of Chinese. For example, you may find…

  • Tuesday, 26.04.2011
    The European Patent Office (EPO) has published the ‘European Patent Register: an introductory guide’, a publication where you can find all the information you need to start using this service.The…

  • Tuesday, 26.04.2011
    TMview, an all-in-one trademark searching tool that offers information from 13 trademark offices, has celebrated its first year of operation. Last year, the website has registered nearly 230,000…

  • Thursday, 21.04.2011
    In the context of the Innovation Union, the European Commission has defined as a key objective the increase of public procurement of innovation, through the establishment of an EU financial support.…

  • Thursday, 21.04.2011
    On February 2011, the European Commission published a Green Paper to launch the public discussion on the future EU research and innovation funding programmes. In this document, the European…

  • Thursday, 21.04.2011
    The European Union and Moldova have reached an agreement on the protection of Geographical Indications (GIs). According to EU Commissioner of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Ciolos, ”this…

  • Tuesday, 19.04.2011
    Nanotechnology has an enormous industrial potential and many investments have been made in R&D in this field. There are therefore several platforms that are aimed at supporting the researchers…

  • Tuesday, 19.04.2011
    The ministers of EU Member States responsible for the research area have met on April 12 in Budapest. The meeting started with the evaluation of the experience under the Seventh Framework Programme (…

  • Tuesday, 19.04.2011
    DESCA (Development of a Simplified Consortium Agreement) is one of the models of consortium agreements for the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) that participants may use as a reference.Following…

  • Tuesday, 19.04.2011
    Last week, the European Commission put forward proposals with provisions for carrying out a unitary patent system in the 25 EU Member States that have joined the enhanced cooperation. With this new…

  • Thursday, 14.04.2011
    With the new version 5 of Espacenet, this search service of the European Patent Office (EPO) has gained a renovated appearance. New features and functions, such as the possibility to use RSS feeds…