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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)

Chief of the Chinese Patent Office visited DPMA (2014-09-22) DPMA Germany

Cornelia Rudloff Schäffer, President of the German of patent and trade mark Office (DPMA), met the new head of the State Office for intellectual property of the People's Republic of China (SIPO), Dr. Shen Changyu, on his first visit to the DPMA. The bilateral cooperation of the two offices and future joint projects were the subject of the conversation.

Update data 2013 OEPMESTAD (2014-09-22) OEPM Spain

The Spanish Office of patents and trademarks (OEPM), continuing its efforts to improve the management of its statistical data, has completed the update of statistical data closed to 2013...

WIPO launches the multilingual database PEARL (2014-09-22) OEPM Spain

On September 19 has been put into production by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) its multilingual database of scientific and technical terms...

The project REMORA elected national winner of the James Dyson Award 2014 (2014-09-22) OEPM Spain

The James Dyson Award, the international design competition organized annually by the James Dyson Foundation, already has its winners and national finalists. ...

Information Afternoons Demonstration Energy Innovation Projects (2014-09-22) RVO Netherlands

On 26 August and 11 september in Utrecht information given about the plan Demonstration energy innovation, to the Dutch energy world known to do with this new option.The animo was great, both days were fully occupied. In total there have been more than 160 interested parties. Striking was the large number of project ideas that in individual convers...

Sunday 2014 (2014-09-22) RVO Netherlands

Research meets practice: Sunday 2014! The annual solar energy Congress with all information on:

Dutch Green Building Week (2014-09-22) RVO Netherlands

Thumbnail: The Dutch Green building Week (DGBW) starts on 22 september. Sustainable building, living, working and sustainable area development discusses. What are the results of all sustainable efforts?

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