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Brussels, Belgium
Research and Innovation Week 2024
The Research and Innovation Week (R&I Week) 2024 is organised by the European Commission.
The importance of intellectual property for your business in Slovenia
This online event is organised by the EUIPO and the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO).
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Rotterdam
EIT Health Summit 2024
This event is organised by EIT Health.
Online
Getting to know your trade mark in Finland
This event is organised by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH).
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Malta
EU-Startups Summit 2024
This event is organised by EU-Startups.
Online
Learning about patents in Finland
This webinar is organised by the Finland Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH).
Brussels
Brussels Economic Forum 2024
The Brussels Economic Forum 2024 is organised by the European commission.
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Hybrid
European Sustainable Energy Week 2024
This event is organised by the European Commission.
February 22, 2024Benefits of IP
IP Stories: 4iP Council’s podcast section provides a number of innovation stories
Learn everything there is to know about the 4iP Council’s podcast.
February 01, 2024Benefits of IP
Pro Strategies for Digital Triumph – Ideas Powered for business Talks
The latest episode of the Ideas Powered for business Talks is geared towards digital SMEs, start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs.
January 26, 2024Benefits of IP
SME Fund 2024: Continued support for EU SMEs to protect their intellectual property
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Commission have launched the 2024 edition of the Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund, which offers intellectual property vouchers for EU-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The SME Fund 2024 follows the resounding
January 10, 2024Benefits of IP
The 2024 DesignEuropa Awards – Applications now open!
The 2024 DesignEuropa Awards application process is open until 15 March 2024.
November 22, 2023Benefits of IP
EUIPO launches new Mediation Centre for IP disputes
The Executive Director João Negrão has officially launched the EUIPO’s ground-breaking Mediation Centre. The Mediation Centre will provide alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services for intellectual property disputes free of charge.
November 17, 2023Benefits of IP
IP in the Tour de France
Discover how intellectual property in the Tour de France drives innovation in cycling, from groundbreaking bike designs to landmark legal battles, shaping the future of the sport.
November 06, 2023Benefits of IP
European Commission publishes regulation on geographical indications for craft and industrial products
The European Commission's new regulation, effective from December 2025, protects geographical indications for craft and industrial products to preserve local skills and boost niche markets.
October 31, 2023Benefits of IP
The Ideas Powered for business website speaks Italian!
The Ideas Powered for business website is now available in Italian.
October 26, 2023Benefits of IP
The Ideas Powered for business website speaks German!
The Ideas Powered for business website is now available in German.
October 25, 2023Benefits of IP
The Ideas Powered for business website speaks French!
The Ideas Powered for business website is now available in French.
October 20, 2023Benefits of IP
EUIPO – EPO study: Trade marks and patents boost startups‘ ability to secure funding
This study examines the role of intellectual property (IP) rights - specifically patents and trade marks - in facilitating access to finance for European startups.
October 10, 2023Protecting your ideas
Council adopts new regulation on geographical indication protection for craft and industrial products
The EU Council approved a regulation to protect GIs of non-food items.

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IP and Metaverse
Nov 21, 2022
What if one day it became possible for us to live and interact in a single, virtual world that was just like our physical one, save for it being – indeed – immaterial? There is probably no need to look too far ahead. This is the concept behind something that is already very ‘real’: the metaverse.

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Jun 27, 2022
The link between block chain technology and intellectual property protection rights.

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