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Month: January 1970

New Espacenet: Access to Patent Documents Worldwide

The European Patent Office (EPO) has released the new Espacenet, a substantially revised and improved version of the Office’s patent information search tool. New features and enhanced functionality will make it easier for users to conduct patent searches and access over 110 million patent documents from all over the world free-of-charge. Since the release of…
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EUIPO Observatory Publishes New Study on Online Copyright Infringement

This new report analyses consumption of copyright-infringing music, films and TV programmes in the 28 EU Member States. It does this on the basis of a rich set of data collected between January 2017 and September 2018, covering both fixed and mobile devices, as well as the main methods of access: streaming, downloading, torrenting and…
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2019 World Intellectual Property Report

WIPO has published its latest report on how the geography of innovation has evolved over the past few years. In this report, you will be able to see that innovation is increasingly global and intertwined. You can read the report here.  Source: IPR Helpdesk News 2019 World Intellectual Property Report


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World Intellectual Property Report 2019 Released

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released its 2019 Edition of the World Intellectual Property Report, analysing millions of patent and scientific publication records. According to the report, the innovative activity has grown increasingly collaborative and transnational, while originating in a few large clusters located in a small number of countries. Some 30 metropolitan hotspots…
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Europol and EUIPO Agree to Increase Collaborations

The EU’s Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have formally signed an agreement to further increase cooperation in fighting infringements of intellectual property rights. Both have been collaborating since 2013 on a range of different topics. Since 2016, the Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC3) exists as…
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European Commission Launches Public Consultation on Geographical Indications

The European Union protects more than 3000 names of specific products – foodstuffs, agricultural products, wines, spirit drinks and aromatised wine products – under one of its EU quality schemes: Geographical Indication (GI), Protected Designations of Origin (PDO), Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) and Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG). The aim of the public consultation is to…
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New EPO Study: European patents help SMEs commercialise high-potential inventions

A new study published by the European Patent Office (EPO) earlier this week finds that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) rely on European patents to protect their high-potential inventions and that two thirds of these inventions are commercially exploited.   The study, entitled “Market success for inventions – Patent commercialisation scoreboard: European SMEs”, finds that…
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SME Scoreboard 2019: New Study from EUIPO Out Now

Improved reputation and credibility, increased turnover and better market expansion prospects are all positive effects of intellectual property rights ownership for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). That’s according to a major EU–wide survey of SMEs and intellectual property (IP) released last week by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), a decentralised agency of the…
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Intellectual Property and Youth Scoreboard 2019 – EUIPO Releases New Study

The 2019 Intellectual Property and Youth Scoreboard launched by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) shows that 51% of 15 to 24 year olds in Europe say they have not used, played, downloaded or streamedcontent from illegal sourcesin the last 12 months. The last such study conducted by the EUIPO, in 2016, showed that…
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Overview Article: European Cultural Heritage and Copyright

This article is partially based on a keynote speech given by Dr Paul Klimpel (iRights.Law) at a workshop with representatives of different cultural heritage projects. Europe’s galleries, libraries, archives and museums have vast collections representing European cultural diversity, shared history and values. In addition, Europe has many historical buildings, archaeological sites and monuments as well…
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