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New Consultation on Research and innovation Partnerships in Horizon Europe

How can the EU best support impactful, inclusive research and innovation partnerships with industry, member states and other stakeholders? Have your say and share your views on the 12 proposed institutionalised partnerships under Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027). The consultation is a key step in assessing the overall need for…
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Report on the EU enforcement of intellectual property rights: results at EU borders and in Member States 2013-2017

The EUIPO published its latest report on IP enforcement based on detentions made both at EU borders and in national markets within each Member States. 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 seemed to have also suffered a…
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Bringing Powder to the People. The Strong IP Strategy of an Innovative Start-up in the Snowboarding Industry

The present case study traces the journey of ALLWINTER Ltd., a young, visionary company active in the fast-growing snowboarding industry aiming to expand their business and build up a strong IP  portfolio. You will learn more about the different Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) attached to marketing new products in this field, and which steps need…
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Offer for SMEs: One-Year Funding for Innovation Associate

The lack of access to skills, latest knowledge and the capacity to manage innovation processes effectively have been identified as major barriers for innovation in SMEs. As a continuation of a pilot action of the “Innovation in SMEs” work programme 2016-2017, the European Commission has published a new call: SMEs can now apply for funding…
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Annual report of the UK Intellectual Property Office

The UKIPO has published its report for the 2018-2019 period reporting on their role in promoting and supporting innovation and growth in the UK. This also reflects the importance of Intellectual Property assets in commerce (both national and international) and its overall importance.  You can check it here. Source: IPR Helpdesk News Annual report of…
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Stakeholder Dialogue on Article 17 of Copyright Directive

As required by Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (EU 2019/790) on the use of protected content by online content-sharing service providers, the European Commission will organise a stakeholder dialogue to discuss best practices for cooperation between online content-sharing service providers and rightholders. The objective of the dialogue will…
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Top Experts to Shape Horizon Europe Missions

The European Commission has announced the names of the experts who have been selected as members of the mission boards to work on five major European research and innovation missions. The missions will be part of Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027). This follows the announcement of the Chairs of the…
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Calling Europe’s Innovation Leaders to Join the EIT Governing Board

Looking for an opportunity to solve pressing global challenges through innovation? Do you want to help Europe transition to a greener, healthier and more sustainable future? The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is selecting new members for its Governing Board. Leading academics, business representatives, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers are encouraged to apply and…
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EPO Published Quality Report 2018

The EPO recently published its newest Quality Report which focuses on the patent grant process and describes each stage of the grant procedure in detail. The report also contains data analyses at EPO sectors’ level, describes the quality improvement measures conducted by the EPO and outlines the initiatives that are planned for the upcoming years.…
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Release of Annual Edition of Global Innovation Index by WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released its annual edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) that ranks the innovation performance of 129 countries and economies around the world. The GII is based on 80 indicators including money spent on R&D as well as the number of international patent and trademark applications and other factors.…
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