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Month: January 1970

Licensing Out to China: The Case of Clean-Tech Company Orcan Energy

It has been three years since the Paris Agreement of the United Nations has taken effect with the aim of substantially reducing the risks and effects of human-caused global warming. Yet, our environment is still paying the price for our collective overconsumption of energy and natural resources such as fossil fuels. With electricity generation being…
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Infographics: Key Ingredients in a Licence

It takes a variety of different ingredients to prepare a good licence agreement. Each licence is unique, depending on the specific terms which are agreed. It is a bit like creating a new dish: You need to pick the right ingredients – in the appropriate quantity and with the right treatment. Take a peek into…
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New Report on Customs Union and Counterfeit Goods

You can now have access to the latest report from the Commission reflecting the number of interception of fake goods coming into the EU. According to the report, the number of counterfeit goods has increased, small parcels being the main vehicle of entry of these goods.  You can have access to the full report here …
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Online Survey: Protecting IPRs in Cultural and Creative Sectors

Partners of the Creative FLIP project invite you to complete a short and concise survey in order to help identify the patenting and intellectual property (IP) practices of companies from the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) sector, and to unveil their perceptions on IP. The answers will be collected and analysed anonymously, and will be…
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On Air: Euronews releases new "Busines Planet" episode featuring the European IP Helpdesk

The news channel Euronews recently released a new episode of its “Business Plant” series, taking a look at how a Romanian high-tech firm has been able to safeguard and successfully manage its intangible assets with the help of the European IP Helpdesk, and the Romanian European IP Helpdesk Ambassador in particular. The Business Plant team…
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European Parliament: No Patents on Naturally Obtained Plants and Seeds

New non-legislative resolution: The members of the European Parliament (MEP) agreed that fruit, vegetables or animals obtained from conventional breeding processes should not be patentable. Patent-free access to biological plant material is essential to boost innovation and competitiveness of the European plant-breeding and farming sectors, to develop new varieties, improve food security and tackle climate…
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EU General Court Creates Specific IP Chambers

The General Court of the European Union, former composed of 46 Judges, welcomed seven additional Judges on 26 September 2019. Taking account of the increased number of Judges, the organisation of the Court has been redesigned. The number of Chambers of the General Court increased from nine to ten and are now specialised which means…
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BOIP to Implement Image Search Tool Functionality in its Register

The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) just announced upcoming improvements to its trademark search system, via a new AI-based image search tool functionality. Starting November 2019, users will be able to simply upload an image and search the entire register for identical or similar trademarks. It will be possible to search not only Benelux…
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Commission Announces Winners of the Horizon Impact Award 2019

The European Commission has announced the winners of the first Horizon Impact Award, a prize dedicated to EU-funded projects that have created societal impact across Europe and beyond. The winning projects have come up with a new drug for a rare disease, helped prevent child abuse, increased security of browsing the web and protected coastal…
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Report on the EU Enforcement of IPR: Results at EU Borders and in Member States 2013-2017

The EUIPO has published its latest report on IP enforcement based on detentions made both at EU borders and in national markets within each member state. While other studies show a rising trend for the importation of fake goods into the EU, the detentions at the border have decreased. Internal detentions also seemed to have decreased.…
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