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Addressing IP impact and innovation in EU projects
This event is organised by the European IP Helpdesk.
AGORADA in Krakow
This event is organised by EURADA in cooperation with the Clusters meet Regions event series.
The importance of intellectual property for your business in Lithuania
This online event is organised by the EUIPO and the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania.
SMEs and patent holdouts - How European SMEs fight back
This is joint webinar organised by China IP SME Helpdesk and 4iP Council.
EIB Group Forum 2024
This event is organised by the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Research and Innovation Week 2024
The Research and Innovation Week (R&I Week) 2024 is organised by the European Commission.
EIT Health Summit 2024
This event is organised by EIT Health.
EU-Startups Summit 2024
This event is organised by EU-Startups.
Brussels Economic Forum 2024
The Brussels Economic Forum 2024 is organised by the European commission.
European Sustainable Energy Week 2024
This event is organised by the European Commission.
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November 30, 2023Benefits of IP
The importance of IP from a business perspective
This article showcases the importance of IP in helping businesses achieve their goals.
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.
October 03, 2023Benefits of IP
Amazon joins the EUIPO IP Enforcement Portal
Amazon becomes the first major marketplace to connect with IPEP, the EU Intellectual Property Office’s hub for IP rights enforcement.
September 26, 2023Protecting your ideas
Council adopts positions on design legislation
After months of negotiations, the Council adopted its position on proposed legal protection of designs and community designs regulation.
September 19, 2023Protecting your ideas
According to a recent study, Europeans are watching more pirated TV shows and live sports online
A new study by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) indicates that the downward trend in piracy of previous years has been reversed.
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Nov 21, 2022
Benefits of IP
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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Nov 16, 2022
French scientist, Anna Vanderbruggen, whom the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) RawMaterials nominated, has won the prestigious EIT Change Award for her pioneering work on graphite recycling. Her solution enables European recyclers to recover tonnes of graphite needed for lithium-ion batteries to power renewable energy technologies across the continent.
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