Category Archives: IPR

UNITARY PATENT ON TARGET FOR THIS YEAR, DESPITE BREXIT

The European Patent Office announced this month that the long-awaited EU patent will be launched this year and that the court responsible for enforcing the Unitary Patent would be ready to operate by 1 December. The Unified Patent court is … Continue reading

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SME SCOREBOARD 2016

The Intellectual Property SME Scoreboard 2016, commissioned by EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights and carried out by GFK, a market research firm specialised in evaluating public opinion. examines the use … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN TRADE MARK COMES INTO EFFECT

From 23 March, the European Union trade mark enters into force as part of reforms designed to make EU trade mark law fit for the challenges of doing business in the 21st century. The reforms will improve conditions for businesses … Continue reading

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DEMAND FOR EUROPEAN PATENTS CONTINUES TO GROW IN 2015

The 2015 EPO Annual report says that the number of European patent filings grew again in 2015 reaching a new high of nearly 279 000 (in 2014: 274 000, +1.6%). The EPO’s 2015 annual report also shows that the number … Continue reading

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IP COMMERCIALISATION FEATURED IN EUROPEAN IPR HELPDESK BULLETIN

The current issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin is largely dedicated to IP Commercialisation, putting the spotlight on the different available mechanisms to realise economic value from Intellectual Property (IP). Particular attention is given to licensing as the most common IP commercialisation tool … Continue reading

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INVENTIONS IN CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES REGISTER STRONG GROWTH, SAYS EPO AND UNEP REPORT

A new study conducted by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that inventions in climate change mitigation technologies have seen a fivefold increase worldwide between 1995 and 2011. Presented at the Sustainable Innovation Forum … Continue reading

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2016 – MASTER 2 KTT ‘KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER’

The Institut Européen Entreprise et Propriété Intellectuelle of the University of Strasbourg is offering a Master 2 course in English in KTT – Knowledge and Technology Transfer in collaboration with Solvay Brussels School from April to November 2016. Split between … Continue reading

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