New joint EUIPO-Europol report on IP crime and its link to other serious crimes

EUIPO and Europol have come together to create a report that demonstrates the interconnection between IPR crime and other types of serious crimes, highlighting the links between actors committing these offences.

The case examples in this report illustrate how a wide range of different crimes are linked to IP crime, including money laundering, document fraud, cybercrime, fraud, drug production and trafficking and terrorism.

IP Systems Comparative: Argentina vs Europe

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The type of IP protection in Argentina is very similar to that in Europe. Still, some differences do exist as regards the duration, geographical extent, and basic protection requirements.

This IP guide outlines the main differences between the EU IP legal environment and Argentina's legal framework in order to efficiently manage your intellectual property assets in Argentina.

EUIPO and EURid begin a closer collaboration to help EU SMEs

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the registry manager of the .eu and .ею (EURid) have begun a closer collaboration in order to support applicants and owners (particularly EU SMEs) with their trade marks and domain names.

The EUIPO and EURid will establish a reciprocal process in which applicants will be advised whether the domain name is available in the EU when registering their EU Trade mark, and the other way round.

International technology transfer – best practices and lessons learned

Technological cooperation between Europe and third countries has intensified over the past years. The European Commission has stimulated cooperation through various initiatives such as the participation in EC founded projects (like the International IP SME Helpdesks or the EU-Japan Techonology Transfer Helpdesk) or the opening of multiple European Enterprises Network offices around the world. 

IP for SMEs: protecting your IP at Trade Fairs in Europe and Latin America

With the advent of increasingly integrated global-value chains and the continuous drive to innovate, trade fairs have become one of the most important and most efficient instruments for accessing new markets worldwide. Although attending a trade fair or exhibition can reap substantial benefits, SMEs should be aware of the possible risks for their Intellectual Property protected -or protectable- creations, products and services that are implied.

WIPO launches the PATENTSCOPE Covid-19 Index

WIPO has just launched a new search facility index for their PATENTCOPE Database dure to the current COVID-19 spread. 

Thanks to the index, users (scientists, engineers, public health policymakers, industry actors and members of the general public) will be able to access easily to information contained in published patent documents for improving the prevention, detection and treatment for disease like the new coronavirus.

All the information is accessible in 6 different languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.