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  • 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…

  • Thursday, 14.04.2011
    At the end of 2010, a Group of Independent Experts has carried out an Interim Evaluation of the Eurostars Joint Programme and published a final report with its conclusions on the first years of…

  • Thursday, 14.04.2011
    The United Nations has designated 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) with the theme: "Chemistry - our life, our future". During the IYC 2011, people around the globe will celebrate the…

  • Tuesday, 12.04.2011
    Once a year the European Patent Office (EPO) carries out a survey among its applicants, to estimate the number of patent applications that they envisage to file in the future. This year the survey is…

  • Tuesday, 12.04.2011
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has reported the international design filing trends for last year. According to this organization, the European Union was the member most…

  • Tuesday, 12.04.2011
    On April 26th, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) celebrates the World Intellectual Property Day. With the aim to raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property in…

  • Thursday, 07.04.2011
    The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced the signature of an agreement with Google concerning a translation technology. With this partnership, the EPO will, by the end of 2014, offer on its…

  • Thursday, 07.04.2011
    For many years the European Commission and the European Union (EU) Members have discussed the possibility of providing a unified system of patents in the EU. The languages in which this patent title…

  • Thursday, 07.04.2011
    Last month, several national and international patent offices have reported different types of scams involving patent and trademark applicants. Even though this is not a new problem, applicants…