European IP Helpdesk Bulletin No. 5 / February 2022: Green Deal
Climate change and environmental degradation are two major threats to human existence and require an urgent and ambitious response. To overcome these challenges, the European Commission first presented the European Green Deal in 2019 aiming to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy and improve the well-being and health of citizens and future generations. With this Bulletin edition we take a look at the Green Deal from an IP perspective, spotlighting some of the recent developments and discussions related to IP and the green transition process.
European IP Helpdesk Bulletin No. 4 / October 2021: Horizon Europe
After a long time in the making, Horizon Europe the European Union’s ninth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation has successfully started this year and the first Calls for Proposals have been launched. With this Bulletin edition we take a look at some of the key features and novelties of the new programme – with a particular focus on IP-related aspects. Plus, we introduce you to a number of helpful initiatives, tools and services such as the Horizon Results Platform, the Horizon Results Booster or the new Horizon IP Scan service, which have been launched by the European Commission to help beneficiaries better deal with IP issues and boost the uptake and exploitation of their research results.
European IP Helpdesk Bulletin No. 3 / September 2020: Trademark
2020 has thrown the world for a loop: COVID-19, its implications and global consequences have been grabbing our attention like little else. While the coronavirus pandemic has caused tremendous loss and pain for people worldwide affecting our lives in ways never imagined possible, it has also had an impact on intellectual property offices around the globe. Over the past couple of months, many thousands of trademark applications related to COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic have been filed around the world. Against this backdrop, the present Bulletin will dive into the at first glance seemingly intricate waters of trademark application and management.
European IP Helpdesk Bulletin No. 2 / December 2019: Go-To-Market
Intellectual Property is not meant to sit on the shelves, but needs to be brought to the market in order to unleash its full economic and societal impact. It is the effective use and uptake of novel scientific discoveries and promising research results that will keep Europe at the forefront of growth, prosperity and competitiveness in the future. Consequently, project teams and companies engaged in R&D activities need to come up with convincing dissemination and exploitation strategies to actually turn those results into “real” innovations capable of addressing societal and economic challenges of our time. Against this backdrop, this Bulletin issue takes a closer look at the dissemination and exploitation of research results with a particular focus on “Go-to-Market” strategies.
European IP Helpdesk Bulletin No.1 / June 2019: IP Licensing
Different kinds of intellectual property – whether trademarks, patents, copyright, know-how or design – can be used and exploited in various settings and multiple ways. However, licensing is undoubtedly one of the most common ones when it comes to turning IP into profit and transferring knowledge between different parties – be it from a research organisation to a company or from one business entity to another. The present Bulletin issue sheds light on different aspects of IP licensing and provides first-hand insights into real-life licensing practice. Alongside a brief introduction to licensing and a number of expert articles written by acknowledged professionals in the field, we also put a spotlight on sample cases and best practice examples from the world of technology transfer.