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YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BENEFIT FROM IP AND IP TRAINING
“We don’t have much information about intellectual property,” says Vincent Daher, president of the young entrepreneur group JADE Switzerland. “We need to be prepared when we are ready to launch a project to know what legal things to do to protect our ideas. This is very important for the junior enterprise movement.”
World IP Day Will Be Marked in 73 Countries: WIPO DG says IP is at “the centre of the economic system”
More than 170 events in 73 countries will mark this year’s World Intellectual Property Day, 26 April. The Director-General of WIPO, Francis Gurry, appeared yesterday at an event in London sponsored by the IP Awareness Network and described the benefits of intellectual property (IP), which he said “go to the centre of the economic system”.
Intellectual Property Supports Latest Tech Developments at CEBIT
Wearable technology, the ‘Internet of things’, and some clever upgrades to well-established products like elevators and shower stalls, were some of the highlights this year at CEBIT, the largest European technology trade fair, which was held in Hannover, Germany, in late March. Ideas Matter interviews with several small and large company participants at CEBIT show how innovative companies continue to rely on a whole range of intellectual property protections to develop, fund and protect their technology in the market.
OHIM report estimates €60 billion EU cosmetics and consumer product sectors hurt by €5bn counterfeit trade
A new report from the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the EU’s largest intellectual property agency, reveals the impact of counterfeit sales of perfume, makeup and personal care items such as sunscreen and shampoo.
EPO President Battistelli: Patent Sectors Foster European Competitiveness, Economic Growth and Employment
“Europe continues to strengthen its key role as a global hub of technology and innovation for a growing number of companies from around the world,” reported European Patent Office (EPO) President Benoît Battistelli today in launching the EPO’s report on 2014 trends in patent filings.