Archive: September, 2015

Ukraine country guide published

Ukraine country guide published

The latest country guide on IPR in Ukraine complement the current batch of guides of the Observatory on infringements of intellectual property rights covering Brazil, China, the Russian federation and Turkey is now published. This time the Observatory, in cooperation with the European Commission (DG Growth), agreed to follow the style of the IPR Helpdesks’ […]

Trade marks reform: Council confirms agreement with Parliament

Trade marks reform: Council confirms agreement with Parliament

Trade marks reform: Council confirms agreement with Parliament On 10 June 2015, the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) approved a compromise agreement on the reform of the European trade mark system. The reform of the current system will improve the conditions for businesses to innovate and to benefit from more effective trade mark protection against […]

News from the European Trade mark and Design Network

News from the European Trade mark and Design Network

As of 14 September 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool. The integration of CIPO is a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed by the Office for harmonization in the internal market in collaboration with its international partners. With CIPO on-board, there are […]

Conference - IP Statistics for Decision Makers

Conference – IP Statistics for Decision Makers

Conference 3 – 4 November Intellectual property (IP) helps to promote investment in new and improved products and processes, and allows innovators to make a return on their investment. It also plays an important role in the dissemination and use of the knowledge and innovations contained for example in patent documents and registered designs. This […]

EPO and Italy await introduction of EU unitary patent

EPO and Italy await introduction of EU unitary patent

Meeting in Rome, EPO President Benoît Battistelli and Italy’s Under Secretary of State to the Ministry of Economic Development, Simona Vicari, discussed the role of patents in supporting innovation and the upcoming introduction of a European patent with unitary effect for the EU member states. After clarification of important legal questions on the unitary patent […]

Benelux Office for Intellectual Property implements Back Office for Designs

Benelux Office for Intellectual Property implements Back Office for Designs

The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) has gone live with the Software Package Back Office for Designs tool, developed by the Cooperation Fund. The first application has already been received and processed by the new system. This implementation is result of substantial effort and close collaboration between the Office for harmonization in the internal […]