EU survey on IPR enforcement and protection

The European Union's Observatory on Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights has launched a survey on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries.

Training Centre for European patent judges opened in Budapest

A dedicated Training Centre for the Unified Patent Court was officially opened today in Budapest. The centre will function as a coordinating office for the training of judges and candidate judges of the new court system which, together with the unitary patent, is expected to start operating in 2015.

Anmeldungen beim EPA erreichen neuen Spitzenwert

Die Patentanmeldungen beim Europäischen Patentamt (EPA) haben mit 266 000 im vergangen Jahr eine neue Rekordmarke erreicht, 2,8% mehr als im Vorjahr.

Boost for businesses and inventors as EPO and UK sign co-operation plan

The EPO signed a co-operation agreement today with the UK Intellectual Property Office aimed at helping both offices deliver high-quality and timely services to businesses and inventors.

ASEAN member states’ IP offices and the EPO strengthen co-operation on patents

Mr. Battistelli noted the growing economic significance of the Southeast Asian region and welcomed this new regional co-operation framework as a contribution to further consolidating the development of innovation and the knowledge-based society among the Members States of ASEAN.

Symposium on Article 123(2) EPC

Twenty-five senior patent professionals from Europe, Japan and the USA took the opportunity to share experiences with EPO examiners, lawyers and procedural experts in an effort to enhance understanding of how examiners apply Art. 123(2) EPC, and raise awareness among examiners of the problems encountered by users.

Europe and Mexico intensify co-operation on patents

Meeting in Mexico City the heads of the EPO and IMPI agreed to enhance their co-operation on patents in an effort to support innovation in both regions.

Mehr als 265 000 Patentanmeldungen im Jahr 2013

Das ist ein Plus von 2,8% gegenüber 2012 (257 700 Anmeldungen) und damit ein neuer Allzeithöchststand. Nach einem aufwendigen Recherchen- und Prüfungsverfahren hat das EPA im letzten Jahr 66 700 Patente erteilt, 1,7 % mehr als 2012 (65 600).

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