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Month: January 1970

Report on the Protection and Enforcement of IPR in Third Countries

The European Commission has published its biannual Report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries (Third Country Report). The Third Country Report identifies countries outside of the European Union in which the state of intellectual property protection and enforcement gives rise to the greatest concern and provides an update of…
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EUIPO Launches User Satisfaction Survey

Every year, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) carries out a satisfaction survey to identify goals and priorities for improvement, as well as to assess how satisfied users are with the provided services. On 13 January 2020, users of EUIPO services will receive an email with a personalised link to access a secure web-based…
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European Commission steps up Protection of European Intellectual Property in Global Markets

The European Commission published last week the latest report on protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries. While developments have taken place since the publication of the previous report, concerns persist and a number of areas for improvement and action remain to be addressed. Intellectual property rights infringements worldwide cost European…
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New EUIPO Report Shows the Value of EUTM Licensing for SMEs

7.5% of SMEs that own EU trade marks (EUTMs) licensed them to others between 2013-2017, according to a new EUIPO report. The average annual revenue from licensing EUTMs during the same period is estimated at nearly EUR 65 000 per firm – equivalent to 5.7% of the average turnover of EU SMEs. The estimated annual…
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Strategic Plan 2025 of EUIPO Approved by Management Board

After two consultation periods, which aimed at collecting feedback and ideas from stakeholders and the European Commission, the new Strategic Plan 2025 (SP2025) of EUIPO was approved by the Management Board of the Office with the support of the member states and the European Commission. The SP2025 has as its core the delivery of “IP…
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EUIPO Online Copyright Infringement Report Published

The EUIPO recently published its “Online Copyright Infringement in the European Union” report, which is based on data on access to pirated music, film and TV programmes in all 28 Member States for the period January 2017 to September 2018. The report examines consumption of copyright-infringing content, using a variety of desktop and mobile access…
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WIPO Consultation on AI and IP

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched a public consultation process on artificial intelligence (AI) and IP policy. The goal is to develop a list of issues concerning the impact of artificial intelligence (Al) on intellectual property (IP) policy through an open process. After the event on IP and AI held by WIPO on…
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IP in the Field of Renewable Energies

Renewable energy is energy from sources that do not diminish or that can be replenished. These are also referred to as “green” or “clean” energies, because the energy production does not generate greenhouse emissions or air pollutants. Renewable energies are increasingly displacing fossil fuels in the power sector. As this industry continues to evolve, we…
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Infographic: IP and Renewable Energies

Take a look at the central intellectual property needs that a business in one of the six most common clean technology fields will usually face. Wind: uses the motion of wind Solar: uses sunlight Hydropower: uses moving water Geothermal: uses the internal heat of the earth Biomass: uses living or recently living organism and waste…
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eSearch plus: New Image Recognition Technology at EUIPO

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has announced a new artificial intelligence-based technology to search for similar-looking trade marks and designs. eSearch plus uses image recognition technology to analyse the colours, shapes and textures, rather than keywords as in the classic text-based search systems. The system allows for the upload of one image when…
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