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Display results by tag: IP

  • EVENT: Ideas Matter Reception and Briefing

    Event - 09 Sept. 2014

    Time: 17:00-19:00
    Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    Location: Microsoft Centre, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels


  • Ideas Matter!

    Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 30 April 2012

    An exciting new initiative got underway in Europe yesterday called “Ideas Matter”.


  • We came a long way, and there is still a long way to go

    Dr Meir Pugatch & Helen Disney - 07 Dec. 2011

    Earlier this year, the European Commission adopted a wide-ranging strategy on IPRs. This strategy sets out a blueprint for a number of initiatives the Commission intends to launch between now and 2012 in various areas, including patents, trade marks, geographical indications, copyright licensing and digital libraries.


  • Counterfeiting, Piracy and IP Enforcement

    Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 20 May 2011

    You might imagine that counterfeiting and piracy were a thing of the past, particularly in the EU, but sadly this is not the case for most industries, including the technology and software sectors. For business software alone, the software piracy rate in western Europe stands at about 34%, one in three copies of business software in use in Europe is counterfeit or pirated.


  • Welcome to the Innovation Union

    John Vassallo Vice President - EU Affairs - 06 Oct. 2010

    What Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn released today should not be seen as business as usual to innovation in Europe, but exactly the opposite. The new flagship of the Europe 2020 strategy is a strong signal by the Commission to challenge the way research and development (R&D) is done  and an injection of new excitement to put us in Europe on the global and competitive stage.