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Intellectual Property RightsUnitary Patent System to enter into force on 1 June 2023

Unitary Patents will make it possible to get patent protection in up to 25 EU Member States by submitting a single request to the EPO.

Intellectual Property RightsWork on the Data Act is progressing

The Parliament and Council’s work on the Data Act is progressing.

Intellectual Property RightsLegislative proposal for a Regulation on compulsory licensing of patents postponed

The release of the proposal was postponed by the European Commission to Q2 2023.

Intellectual Property RightsUnitary Patent System should enter into force on 1 June 2023

Unitary Patent System should enter into force on 1 June 2023.

Industry 4.0Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) - November 2022 Update

Discussions on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) are progressing within the EU institutions, faster in the Council than in the Parliament, where further delays are…

Intellectual Property RightsLegislative proposal for a Regulation on compulsory licensing of patents

The European Commission is planning to present a legislative proposal for a Regulation on compulsory licensing of patents in Q1 2023.

Intellectual Property RightsOverlap Between Industrial Design and Copyright Protection in India

Exploring why in India copyright and industrial design protections are not complementary and how to act to avoid IP problems.

Intellectual Property RightsWorld Intellectual Property Indicators 2021

This year’s benchmark World Intellectual Property Indicators report confirms that intellectual property (IP) filings have proven highly resilient, despite the deepest…

Intellectual Property RightsTrade mark registration in India: traps and challenges

Growth of the trade mark filing in India and its challenges

Intellectual Property RightsFirst-ever framework to protect intellectual property for craft and industrial products

The Commission has proposed a first-ever framework to protect the intellectual property for craft and industrial products that rely on the originality and authenticity of…

Intellectual Property RightsEuropean IP Helpdesk Bulletin on IP and the Green Deal

The European Green Deal from an IP perspective

Intellectual Property RightsCase studies and podcast on successful technology transfer

The European Patent Office (EPO) has released two new case studies and a podcast episode looking at successful technology transfer.

Intellectual Property RightsUnified Patent Court Agreement enters into force

The unitary patent will strengthen the existing centralised European patent-granting system while lowering maintenance costs and reducing overall complexity for patent…

Intellectual Property RightsNew information hub for European SMEs

The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has created a centralised information hub for businesses interested in intellectual property aspects.

Intellectual Property RightsE-commerce is main channel for trade in counterfeits

More than 50% of counterfeit goods seized at the EU borders stem from online commerce, a new study finds.

Intellectual Property RightsEU Intellectual Property Action plan

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

Intellectual Property RightsData Governance Act - October 2021 Update

This legislative proposal will provide mechanisms to facilitate the reuse of certain categories of protected public-sector data, increase trust in data intermediation…

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.