EUIPO improves TMview and DesignView

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has just launched improved versions from the tools: TMview and DesignView.

Both of the tools provide now an enhanced navigation and search experience. Users can now:

- make use of a wide set of search criteria

- set alerts in both tools in the case changes are made for a certain trade mark or design

- compare trade marks and designs

- export search results to PDF, Excel and Word formats

Virtual Event - Textile Connect 2020

 

Textile connect is the platform that connects companies/designers looking for production partners with manufacturers, service providers and suppliers within the textile and footwear industry. The Enterprise Europe Network welcomes you to participate in the virtual matchmaking event, taking place on 4th-8th of May. This is an online matchmaking event that will organise buyer-supplier meetings.

 

Check the new EUIPO and OECD Report on Trade in Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have published a new Report on Trade in Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products.

In accordance to the report, just in 2016  the total value of counterfeit pharmaceuticals traded worldwide was up to EUR 4.03 billion. The top five counterfeited products seized by customs during the period 2013-2016 were: antibiotics, sexual impuissance treatments, painkillers, anti-malarial and diabetes treatments.

European Commission launches eTranslation tool for EU SMEs

The European Commission has just launched a new translation tool "eTranslation" for EU SMEs. 

eTranslation can translate any document or text to and from 27 different languages.

The tool may be used, as well, to translate any Intellectual Property document or plain text to any of the different official languages of the EU.

To access the tool, please be referred to the European Commission's website.

How can EU SMEs in Latin America take advantage of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Patents registered in Europe, being territorial rights, have no legal effect in any of the countries in Latin America. However, through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) it is possible to seek simultaneous patent protection for an invention in several countries by filing a single “international” patent application instead of filing separate national applications.

Domain names in Latin America: what to do to protect your brand and enforce your rights

The webinar aims to show EU SMEs how a Domain Name can be a profitable business tool in the Latin American markets. Attendees will have the chance to see how to avoid potential IPR infringements, protect their brand, understand more the Domain Name-Trademark relationship and have a practical overview of the UDRP proceedings.

Moreover, our IP expert will be available to assist you in any IP-related enquiry that you may have.

Intellectual Property in Latin America: key mechanisms to protect your business

The webinar aims to give an overview to the European SMEs on how they can best protect their Intellectual Property on Latin-American markets (focused on Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru). The expert will provide practical information on how to register, protect and enforce Trademark rights in the region and how to effectively protect the logo of the company or the product, as well as how to proceed as to the inventions, designs and copyright-protectable contents.

PCT communications by postal mail have been suspended by WIPO (COVID-19 pandemic)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has just posted that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all transmissions of PCT paper documents that have to be sent by WIPO itself will be suspended.

The International organization has suggested users to carry out all the work through ePCT, or when it's published through PATENTSCOPE.

Main Intellectual Property-related problems in the Latinamerican markets for EU SMEs

Latin America represents a very attractive target for EU SMEs that see this region as an ideal potential market for their products and services. However, getting international implies certain risks that could even destroy their business and must be known in advance.

This webinars aims to provide European entrepreneurs with the most common problems their predecessors faced when entered in Latin America and some tools and tips to overcome them.

Moreover, any queries that the EU companies might have, shall be answered by the experts during the training session.

What can Intellectual Property do for my business? 5 benefits that will boost your business

Intellectual Property is a powerful tool to benefit from your company's intangible assets, but is there life after licensing? Any EU SMEs shall wonder the same question and how can they make money out of their Intellectual Property Rights.

If that's your case, take a look at this webinar and learn more about the advantages and possibilities derived from the right management of your intangibles.

Moreover, our IP expert will be available to assist you in any IP-related enquiry that you may have.