Category Archives: IPR

EC TENDER FOR PROVISION OF IP SERVICES TO EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES AND PROs

DG Research & Innovation of the European Commission has published a tender for the Provision of Intellectual Property (IP) services to European Universities and Public Research Organisations with a closing date on 18 July 2018. This service contract concerns on-demand services … Continue reading

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EU MUST AWAIT PERMISSION TO USE HORIZON EUROPE TRADEMARK

The European Commission has already announced that the name of its new research framework programme for the period 2021 to 2027 will be “Horizon Europe”; however the Commission will have to wait another two months to find out whether it … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: TOO QUICK TO PROTECT

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ Too quick to protect When we meet with inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators to discuss what they believe is the “next big thing” it seems … Continue reading

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LIONEL MESSI WINS ECJ RULING ON TRADEMARK

Football superstar Lionel Messi won the backing of European Court of Justice judges on 26 April, when they ruled that the Barcelona player’s request for a trademark is legitimate, citing his fame outside the world of football as a crucial … Continue reading

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CHINESE FIRM LEADS EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATIONS LEAGUE

During the presentation of the EPO’s results for 2017 on 7 March, EPO President Benoit Battistelli revealed tha,t for the first time in the history of the European Patent Office, a Chinese company came top in terms of patent applications. … Continue reading

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EPO CASE STUDIES: HOW SMEs USE IP TO THEIR ADVANTAGE

The EPO, in close collaboration with renowned IP experts, has produced a series of case studies on European small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) which are benefiting from using patents and other IP rights. SMEs from different countries, operating in different … Continue reading

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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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