Actus du 18 Mars 2019 - source :

EPO, CEN and CENELEC to cooperate on standards and patents

The European Patent Office (EPO), the European Committee of Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance the support they provide to industry and stakeholders in Europe and beyond in the field of standard-essential patents. Read more

Actus du 18 Mars 2019 - source :

WIPO 2018 IP Services: Innovators File Record Number of International Patent Applications, With Asia Now Leading

Asia-based innovators filed more than half of all international patent applications via WIPO for the first time in 2018 on significant growth from China, India and the Republic of Korea, capping another record-setting year for WIPO’s global intellectual property (IP) services. Read more

Actus du 15 Mars 2019 - source :

WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Grow by 12% to Reach New Record in 2018

Trademark owners filed a record 3,447 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center in 2018 as businesses reacted to the proliferation of websites used for counterfeit sales, fraud, phishing, and other forms of online trademark abuse. Read more

Actus du 14 Mars 2019 - source :

EPO publishes blockchain conference report

As a follow-up to its "Patenting Blockchain" conference, the European Patent Office (EPO) has published a conference report entitled "Talking about a new revolution: blockchain" to provide insight into the impact of this technology on the patent system. Read more

Actus du 12 Mars 2019 - source :

European companies and inventors file more patent applications in 2018

The number of patent applications filed with the European Patent Office (EPO) grew by 4.6% last year, reaching a new high of 174 317 (2017: 166 594). The EPO's Annual Report for 2018 shows an increase in patents filed from all major industrial regions but European companies maintained the lead in their home market, Read more

Actus du 08 Mars 2019 - source :

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019: EPO launches ‘Women in the Lead’ mentorship programme

The EPO celebrated International Women's Day on 8 March by launching "Women in the Lead", a mentorship programme in which senior managers will mentor women at the Office. Read more

Actus du 07 Mars 2019 - source :

EU Presidency conference on Intellectual Property in Bucharest

EPO President António Campinos has spoken about the importance of cooperation at an IP conference in Bucharest, Romania. Read more

Actus du 05 Mars 2019 - source :

Report on the results of the user consultation on increased flexibility in the timing of examination process now available online

The consultation received a high interest in terms of user participation, with over 620 responses both from individuals and user groups. Read more

Actus du 20 Février 2019 - source :

EPO member states discuss patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes

In the meeting of the Committee on Patent Law, the Office and the representatives of the 38 EPO Contracting States, together with the European Commission as observer, had a first exchange of views on possible next steps following the recent decision T 1063/18 of an EPO Board of Appeal on plant patentability. Read more

Actus du 14 Février 2019 - source :

EPO artwork on loan at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe

A work on loan from the EPO's art collection is being featured in an exhibition at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany. Read more

Actus du 08 Février 2019 - source :

Enhancing the visibility of intellectual property: EPO and LESI sign MoU on bilateral co-operation

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral co-operation to help innovators make better use of the European patent system. Read more