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  • 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…

  • Tuesday, 19.09.2017
    The new EU Trade Mark Regulation (EUTMR) will enter fully into force next October 1, together with the Implementing Regulation and the Delegated Regulation.  This new legislative framework brings us…

  • Tuesday, 12.09.2017
    Luxinnovation, an organisation that contributes to the economic development of Luxembourg by fostering innovation, fuelling international growth and attracting foreign direct investment, has…

  • Tuesday, 05.09.2017
    The European Patent Office (EPO) has published the first edition of the "Unitary Patent Guide". This guide aims to: provide companies, inventors and their representatives with an outline of the…

  • Tuesday, 05.09.2017
    Getting the right information at the right time is of the utmost importance to all SMEs working in the open market. Understanding the significance of IP, considering all alternatives and taking all…

  • Monday, 28.08.2017
    As of 7 August 2017, design data from the German Patent and Trade Mark Office has been made available to the DesignView search tool. The addition of more than one and a half million German industrial…

  • Wednesday, 23.08.2017
    Transforming the results of R&D into commercially viable products is a business challenge that must be carried out in conformity with a coherent IP strategy. Such a strategy helps save time and…

  • Tuesday, 01.08.2017
    As of 19 June 2017, the Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool. With Colombia on board, TMview now contains data…

  • Tuesday, 01.08.2017
    As of 12 June 2017, the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IIP-BIH) has made its industrial design data available to the Designview search tool. This latest extension…

  • Tuesday, 25.07.2017
    Nominations for the European Patent Office's (EPO) European Inventor Award 2018 are now open. The Award recognises outstanding inventors from around the world, from all technical fields and…

  • Tuesday, 25.07.2017
    At the beginning of this year INTA commissioned a survey to determine the impact that the New gTLD Program has had on companies' enforcement costs.  While the goal of the New gTLD Program was to…