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The Board informsCEO-Bulletin 2-2020

The current CEO Bulletin contains a Statsitic Special.

BrexitImpact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on Intellectual Property Rights

The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has updated the Brexit section on its website ahead of 31 December 2020, the day on which the UK’s transition period…

The Board informsCEO-Bulletin 1-2020

The current CEO Bulletin contains a Statsitic Special.

REACH22 hazardous chemicals added to EU regulation on imports and exports

19 new entries containing 22 substances are now subject to export notifications under the PIC Regulation. Three of the entries (diquat, glufosinate and propineb) cover…

Intellectual Property RightsPersonalised IP Support Service

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is providing new support services to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) emerge stronger from the…

REACHSurvey on technical and economic feasibility of the available alternatives for chromium trioxide

In this report, information was gathered regarding the technical and economic feasibility of alternatives to the use of chromium trioxide for functional and/or decorative…

REACHSCIP-Database

SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD).

Industry 4.0Artificial intelligence in a digital age

The European Parliament set up a “Special Committee” on artificial intelligence in a digital age.

Intellectual Property RightsIntellectual Property Action Plan

The European Commission has published an Intellectual Property Action Plan.

Intellectual Property RightsGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 24 June, the European Commission published a Communication on the General Data Protection Regulation, concluding its first evaluation and review two years after the…

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)CPR: Revised roadmap

An updated version of the roadmap was published in June.

Standardisation17 new European Assessment Documents

The European Commission published references to 17 new European Assessment Documents and 2 revised documents.

Internal MarketSingle Market Scoreboard 2020

The Commission published the Single Market Scoreboard 2020.

EnvironmentEnvironment and Climate – June 2020 update

The EU environment and climate ministers held a video conference, with the following main results.

Industry 4.0Framework of ethical aspects of artificial intelligence, robotics and related technologies

This draft Report is based on an analysis of the benefits and hazards of Artificial Intelligence and proposes an “ethical threshold” based on the EU principles and…

Industry 4.0Civil liability regime for artificial intelligence

The draft Report first insists on the central role of the current Product Liability Directive and the existing fault-based liability systems of the Member States when the…

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)Construction Products Regulation (CPR) review – May 2020 update

The European Commission is still working on the revision of the Construction Products Regulation.

Market Surveillance (MSPR)Task force on Regulation on market surveillance and compliance

The Commission has created a Task Force to implement Article 9 of the Regulation 2019/1020 (joint activities between market surveillance authorities and economic…

Intellectual Property Rights4 Reasons 4 Trademarks: New Interactive Guide for SMEs

The European IP Helpdesk has developed a new interactive guide identifying the four key benefits of trademarks.

Intellectual Property RightsNew Guide to IP Management in International Business

This guide by the European IPR Helpdesk intends to outline the basic steps you should take in terms of IP management, before expanding your business abroad.