IP vouchers for SMEs: second application window now open

As of 1 March small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in the EU can apply for financing under the new Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund. [#item_full_content]

eComm is THE way to communicate with the EUIPO

The EUIPO aims to provide state-of-the-art communication tools to its users. Decision No EX‑20‑9 means that from 1 March 2021 eComm will become the way to communicate with the EUIPO in EUTM and RCD procedures. [#item_full_content]

Tuesday Webinars: March 2021

The Academy is pleased to announce the Tuesday Webinar, live broadcasts scheduled for March 2021 [#item_full_content]

China: EUTM and RCD Focus – 2010 to 2019 Evolution & 2020 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The remarkable growth in filings for EU trade marks and designs by Chinese applicants may have come to prominence during 2020 – especially following the onset of the COVID‑19 pandemic – but this story starts much earlier. [#item_full_content]

IP pre-diagnostic (IP Scan) training session

On 24-26 February, 120 intellectual property experts from across the EU will follow the online IP pre-diagnostic (IP Scan) training session organised by the EUIPO as part of the SME Fund initiative which offers financial support to European SMEs. [#item_full_content]

European Cooperation Projects working groups: 22 February – 5 March 2021

Experts from the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN) will be meeting virtually for the 2nd European Cooperation Projects (ECPs) working groups of the Strategic Plan 2025. [#item_full_content]

IP Mediation Conference 22-23 March 2021 (online event)

The EUIPO Boards of Appeal, together with the EUIPO Academy and the International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department of EUIPO, are organising the third IP Mediation Conference, which will be held online on 22-23 March 2021. [#item_full_content]

Ideas Powered for Business Seminar for Sloveninan SMEs

On the 11th of March 2021, the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), in collaboration with the SLOVENIAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE, will hold an online Ideas Powered for Business seminar to discuss the most relevant intellectual property topics affecting small and medium-sized companies. It is a unique opportunity to learn from experts about the SME

The Controversy of Myntra’s Logo change over “Offensive Remark”

The famous e-commerce brand Myntra has decided to change its logo, after a complaint was filed with the cyber police, Mumbai by Naaz Patel, who is associated with Avesta Foundation NGO. MYNTRA’S BACKGROUND Myntra was founded back in 2007, which had been subsequently taken over by Flipkart in 2014 and later merged with e-commerce platform

The Designs (Amendment) Rules, 2021

Author – Bharat Sharma , Pallavi Paul The recent amendment of the Designs Rules, 2021 was published by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade), through its notification dated 25th January, 2021. The notable features of the Amendment Rules are: RECOGNITION TO START-UPS The Amendment Rules have given due

No more fax, no more CDs, no more attachments

Improved technology heralds a new era in EUIPO communications [#item_full_content]

European Cooperation: new online services in Lithuania

The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania (SPB), with the support of the EUIPO’s European cooperation project ECP1, has improved the e-filing and e-services tools available for its users. It did so by integrating these tools with the Register of Legal Entities and the Register of Addresses. [#item_full_content]

Virtual meeting with INPI Portugal

The Executive Director of the EUIPO, Christian Archambeau, held a virtual meeting with the President of the Directive Council of the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Propriety (INPI), Ana Bandeira. [#item_full_content]

Balancing Trademark Protection in Digital World

Introduction: Licensed innovation alludes to the possession for its intangible product, this incorporates thoughts, plans, images and compositions. It likewise alludes to computerized media, for example, sound and video cuts that can be downloaded on the web. Since protected innovation is intangible on the off chance that it is stolen then it very well might be

The Concept of Traditional knowledge and patent issues

INTRODUCTION The traditional knowledge of Indian products is more valuable than products in several other countries. this can be thanks to the very fact that India is that the place where lots and plenty of valuable resources are found and most of the products are an outcome of a historic cognitive content. The knowledge of several products

The first EUIPO self-produced short film released: The IP Link

Every picture tells a story and the EUIPO’s is one of accessible IP registration services for EU businesses, whether large or small. [#item_full_content]