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Following the initiative of the European Commission the European Network of National Intellectual Property (IP) Offices currently brings together IP offices from 30 European countries. The network particularly aims to streamline IP services for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) that are provided by the individual national offices to offer an improved IP service portfolio for SMEs in Europe. Making them recognize the importance of IP and enabling them to manage and safeguard their intellectual assets is key to ensuring innovation and competitiveness in Europe.

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Set of 4 e-learning modules in Spanish on patents database searching

4 e-Learning modules about patent search in databases (Esp@cenet and INVENES): 3 modules on Esp@cenet, 1 module on INVENES (free Spanish patents database)

Everyone Owns IP - What do you own?

Training material based on real situations, companies might encounter by illustrating different scenarios on how to use the system of intellectual property in order to safeguard intangible assets as w...

Intellectual Assets Questionnaire

A self-evaluation questionnaire to identify and measure Intellectual Assets of a company. It can be used directly by SMEs, but will have most benefit to a business where it is reviewed with a speciali...

IP Marketplace

Web based platform where sellers and buyers of IPR meet, in order to enhance the business potential of IPR and to facilitate IP commercialization by selling or licensing. IP Marketplace covers patents...

IP Panorama

Website providing access to 13 e-learning modules presented as videos and focusing on different subjects: Importance of IP for SMEs - Trademarks and Industrial Designs - Invention and Patent - Trade S...

IPR sectoral guides

4 guides giving information about IPR and counterfeiting specifically for the sectors of textiles & clothing, footwear, leather and furniture. The information may also be interesting for any other tec...

Technological Watch Bulletins

Quarterly, free bulletins containing information relating to the most relevant patents published in specific technological sectors.

InnovAccess Cost Tool

The Cost tool allows users to evaluate the different costs related to the acquisition and maintenance of IP rights in European countries.

How to protect your creation?

This interactive guide will enable users to find relevant information on the IPR system related to her/his innovative ideas or products. The online tool will automatically guide the user to relevant i...

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Patent Information Conference 2014 (2014-11-04)

Host: European Patent Office in co-operation with the Polish Patent Office"Patent information is a top priority for the EPO"EPO President, Benoît Battistelli, at the Patent Information Conference on 24 October 2013. Save the date! The EPO Patent Information Conference 2014 will take place in Warsaw, Poland from 4 to 6 November 2014. It will be th...

Patent searching for advanced users (2014-10-13)

The "Patent searching for advanced users" seminar (also known as EPIAS) is aimed at participants of intermediate and advanced levels as well as those who have already completed one of our "Patent searching for beginners" (EPIBS). It will be in the form of a four day training seminar building up on the "Patent searching for beginners" seminar.Organ...

Training seminars on "Innovation and New Forms of Cooperation in Small Business" (2014-09-29)

9/16/2014-Industrial Property: the 3 ^ Notice window on-line training for teachers in the schools of the territory. (2014-09-16) UIBM Italy

P.I. for the mouth of teachers, or call young people throughout the country, through the new call for TRAINING dedicated to the teachers, to promote even better knowledge, use and respect of intellectual property rights, acquiring knowledge about the risks of counterfeiting. With the opening of the new school year 2014-2015, MIUR and provided fo...

Changes in the WBSO and RDA for 2015 (2014-09-16) RVO Netherlands

Thumbnail: On Prinsjesdag is the tax plan presented by 2015. The following is for the research and Development Promotion Act (WBSO) and the Research and Development Deduction (RDA) announced.

The fastest growing and most innovative technology companies (2014-09-16) RVO Netherlands

Thumbnail: The 50 nominees for the 15th edition of the Deloitte Technology Fast50 are well known. On 31 October 2014 ranking – and therefore the Jort Kelder makes the winner – by this year.

Judge candidates for the Community patent court (2014-09-15) DPTO Denmark

Those who have expressed an interest in becoming a technical or legal   judge at the future r æ common patent court, should now have received a ...

Increase of applications for trademarks, patents and Design (2014-09-15) INPI Portugal

The year 2014 will be the best year ever with regard to national applications of trademarks, patents and Design presented in Portugal, with the INPI. Final August figures point to a very significant growth of applications for trademark registration, about 22% when compared to the same period last year, representing more than 13500 requests. At this...

Webinar resources in foreign countries (2014-09-15) RVO Netherlands

Would you take groundbreaking? Then join the interactive webinar ' enterprising abroad '.Learn from experts and other entrepreneursWhat should you know before you go abroad make the step? Local market knowledge, different laws and regulations, business partners abroad and availability of capital, to name but a few things to mention. During the webi...

Congress NulNu (2014-09-15) RVO Netherlands

According to European and Dutch public policies must by 2020 all new construction (almost) energy neutral. Reason enough for the Hogeschool Arnhem Nijmegen (HAN) to Congress during the Week to keep East Green Tech NulNu about ' energy-neutral building: not tomorrow but now '."In addition, the existing stock houses and energetically addressed. This ...

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