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Intellectual Property RightsPatent drafting and its importance for patent protection

While most patent applicants are well informed about the filing process, there seems to be lack of awareness about how important patent drafting is.

Intellectual Property RightsNew online magazine "Patent Knowledge News"

It will feature news, updates and facts relating to patent knowledge.

Intellectual Property RightsCounterfeit remains top priority for EU’s efforts in intellectual property protection

The European Commission published its biennial report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) in third countries.

Intellectual Property RightsIntellectual property action plan to support the EU’s recovery and resilience

One of the follow-up actions of the New EU Industrial Strategy issued in March this year, the Action Plan revolves around 5 priorities.

BrexitBrexit: Intellectual property after 1 January 2021

Key information for customers and users of IP about how the IP system and the Intellectual Property Office will operate after the end of the transition period.

BrexitGuidance: Using the UKCA mark (UK Conformity Assesssed“-Label) from 1 January 2021

As the UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year, “UK Conformity Assesssed“ (UKCA)-Label will replace CE-marking.You will…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Intellectual Property RightsTime limits for expiring trademarks extended

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has further extended all time limits expiring between 1 May 2020 and 17 May 2020 for parties to proceedings before…