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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...

05/15-II Edition award to innovation-Madrid (2014-09-29) OEPM Spain

The month of may the Alberto Elzaburu Foundation will bestow the award innovation to honor young inventors under the age of 40 who used the patent system as a useful resource and...

New web page of the WIPO for the South-South cooperation in the field of intellectual property (2014-09-29) OEPM Spain

The world Organization of intellectual property (WIPO) has launched a new web site developed within the framework of the project of the Agenda for development, concerning the intensification of the...

DPMA PPH co-operation with Japan and Canada to expand and contract with Singapore for the first time (2014-09-26) DPMA Germany

On the outskirts of the General Assembly of the world Organization for intellectual property (WIPO) in Geneva, the President of the German has taken patent and trade mark Office (DPMA), Cornelia Rudloff Schäffer, the head of two Asian patent offices and the head of the Canadian Patent Office to the cooperation of these offices with Germany to expa...

Newsletter 5/14 (2014-09-26) DPMA Germany

DPMA expands PPH co-operation with Japan and Canada and for the first time enters into agreement with Singapore; Electronic signature in decisions and writings of the DPMA; Electronic services; Ask at the information centre: I have an idea for an app. How can I protect them?; Tips and tricks for searching in the electronic services: In the name of ...

Events of Portugal in general meetings of WIPO (2014-09-26) INPI Portugal

On 24 September, on the occasion of the fifty-fourth series of meetings of the assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which are taking place in Geneva from 22 to September 30, 2014, INPI, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Portugal with the offices of NUOI in Geneva and the International Ge...

Registration open import regime Hilton Beef u.s. and Canada in October (2014-09-26) RVO Netherlands

Thumbnail: You can from 1 to 3 October 2014, until no later than 1 p.m., submit an application for a quantity of 3.707.856 kilograms of Hilton Beef from the US and Canada (Regulation (EU) number 593/2013).

Representative prices poultry sector published (2014-09-26) RVO Netherlands

Thumbnail: On Friday 26 september are the representative prices for certain poultry products published in implementing Regulation (EU) number 798/2014.

Choose Cabinet locations offshore wind energy (2014-09-26) RVO Netherlands

Thumbnail: The Cabinet has three areas chosen where offshore wind farms over the next few years can be developed.

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