Category Archives: EU

Absence of Common Patent filing system in EU causes stear among the members and affected SMEs worst

Since 1970, European Union (then European Community) is trying to gain consensus on  the common patent filing  system. Till now an applicant has to filed application in all member countries in their individual language, which involved translations a costly affair for SMEs. However a … Continue reading

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Evaluation of EU Rules on Databases

Interesting development on database protection tracked by BLOG@IP::JUR EXTERNAL LINKRAPID Database: ‘[…] The European Commission has published an evaluation of the protection EU law gives to databases. EU law protects databases by copyright if they are sufficiently creative. Other databases, … Continue reading

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European Commission Proposes New I/P Directive

I/P Updates: European Commission Proposes New I/P Directive: “European Commission Proposes New I/P Directive On 12 July 2005, the European Commission proposed a new directive on ‘criminal measures aimed at ensuring the enforcement of intellectual property rights.‘ Under the proposed … Continue reading

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No Progress on Bio/TK Disclosure for Patents

I/P Updates: TRIPS: No Progress on Bio/TK Disclosure for Patents – News and Information for Intellectual Property Practitioners: “TRIPS: No Progress on Bio/TK Disclosure for Patents According to an article in BRIDGES Trade BioRes, Vol. 4 No. 17 23 September, … Continue reading

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