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  • Tuesday, 21.11.2017
    The European Patent Office (EPO) has published a study which assesses the impact of the European patent system on the circulation of technologies through trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) in…

  • Tuesday, 21.11.2017
    The DesignEuropa Awards celebrate excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design (RCD) holders, whether they are individual right holders, small businesses or large…

  • Tuesday, 14.11.2017
    The CIFRA Consortium, whose partners are Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (DE), Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo SA (ES), Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (IT) and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (…

  • Monday, 13.11.2017
    The Internet has created plenty of opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as it has revolutionised the dynamics of international commerce and is an excellent means to boost brand…

  • Tuesday, 07.11.2017
    The Guidelines for Search and Examination at the EPO as PCT Authority have been amended. These Guidelines give instructions on the practice and procedure to be followed in various aspects of the…

  • Tuesday, 07.11.2017
    DesignClass is the online search tool for harmonised product indications and has been designed to help users find product indications in the Harmonised Database that best match the goods to which a…

  • Tuesday, 07.11.2017
    A number of amendments to the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol entered into force on November 1, 2017. They aim at assisting IP Offices of Madrid System members and cover a…

  • Tuesday, 31.10.2017
    On 24 October 2017 the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) launched a new report regarding intellectual property rights infringement and domain name abuse. Namely, in a two month…

  • Monday, 30.10.2017
    The European Commission has announced how it will spend €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020, including €2.7 billion to kick-start a European…

  • Monday, 30.10.2017
    As of 16 October 2017, The Patents and Trademarks Office of the Republic of San Marino (USBM) has made its trade mark and design data available to the TMview and Designview search tools. With the…

  • Tuesday, 24.10.2017
    António Campinos, the current executive director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), has been elected to become the next EPO president. Mr Campinos, who is a Portuguese…

  • Tuesday, 24.10.2017
    The EPO has produced a series of case studies on European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which are leveraging the power of patents and other IP rights to achieve business success. SMEs…

  • Tuesday, 24.10.2017
    Tecnalia, a technological research and development centre, has received the highest award in the field of European innovation for its development of a failure prediction system for Industry 4.0…

  • Tuesday, 24.10.2017
    The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the supplementary protection certificate (SPC) and the patent research exemption of SPCs. Citizens and stakeholders are invited to provide…

  • Tuesday, 17.10.2017
    The European Commission created a Prize for Women Innovators in 2011 to increase public awareness of this issue and to encourage women innovators to exploit the commercial and business opportunities…

  • Monday, 16.10.2017
    We are pleased to inform you that Issue 27 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to IP and innovation and…

  • Friday, 06.10.2017
    Copyright is an intellectual property right (IPR) that grants authors, artists and other creators protection for their literary, artistic and scientific creations, generally referred to as “works”.…

  • Thursday, 05.10.2017
    Best practices for European SMEs to get the most out of patents In a highly competitive business environment, Europe’s SMEs need to remain agile and responsive to market conditions. One…

  • Tuesday, 26.09.2017
    WIPO’s ground-breaking "artificial intelligence"-based translation tool for patent documents is now available in ten languages, marking an important expansion of the highest-quality service yet…

  • Tuesday, 26.09.2017
    The European Patent Office (EPO), in close collaboration with renowned IP experts, has published a set of twelve case studies on a range of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across…