The eighth newsletter of the IPR4SC project

2024-06-20

The eighth newsletter of the IPR4SC project

The quarterly newsletter is available now.

First edition of the I2P4Green course completed

2024-06-11

First edition of the I2P4Green course completed

Sharing our experience on a successful implementation of the I2P4Green course in the intersection of intellectual property (IP) and circularity & sustainability.

Simulation Lab & partnership meeting in Pisa

2024-06-05

Simulation Lab & partnership meeting in Pisa

The IPR4SC Simulation Lab and the fourth partnership meeting took place from May 28th to 31st, 2024.

AI and IP: A Green Perspective

2024-05-24

AI and IP: A Green Perspective

The intersection of AI and IP is crucial in fostering sustainable solutions. For instance, AI algorithms enhance the efficiency of wind turbines and solar panels, driving forward the adoption of renewable energy. Precision farming, powered by AI, reduces resource use while boosting crop yields.

The Manchester bee: a symbol of hard work and... IPR?

2024-05-13

The Manchester bee: a symbol of hard work and... IPR?

On World Bee Day, we discover the history of the Manchester bee – a symbol of hard work and togetherness from the 19th century industrial revolution in the 19th century.

Vocational Excellence for a Green Europe

2024-05-10

Vocational Excellence for a Green Europe

Have you ever considered how VET can equip individuals with the essential skills needed in green innovation and sustainable practices? Greenovet project has announced an innovative conference “Vocational Excellence for a Green Europe”

Tips and Techniques - Crafting compelling educational videos for VET and HEI institutes on IPR, Sustainability, and Circularity

2024-04-26

Tips and Techniques - Crafting compelling educational videos for VET and HEI institutes on IPR, Sustainability, and Circularity

In today's digital age, educational videos have become an indispensable tool for learning and knowledge dissemination. In the realms of VET and HEIs, educational videos serve as invaluable resources for instructors, students, and professionals alike.
 

IPR Learning Lab – Fourth IPR4SC webinar

2024-04-25

IPR Learning Lab – Fourth IPR4SC webinar

On the 11th of April the IPR4SC team organized its fourth webinar on "Innovate to Elevate: Revolutionising Business with IPR Databases and Tools for Intelligent Growth.

Copyright: Artworks entering the public domain in 2024

2024-04-18

Copyright: Artworks entering the public domain in 2024

2024 marks an important milestone for several artworks, as they enter the public domain. But what does it mean for a creative work to enter this realm? Let’s delve into the implications of artworks entering the public domain.

Women inventors make gains, but gender gaps remain

2024-04-09

Women inventors make gains, but gender gaps remain

An article published in March on the World Economic Forum website reports that there is still a significant gap between the number of male and female inventors.

Innovation Around the World: The Latest Detection

2024-04-04

Innovation Around the World: The Latest Detection

EPO's 2023 Patent Index shows 2.9% growth in applications. Key sectors include electric machines, digital communications, and biotechnologies. 

The seventh newsletter of the IPR4SC project

2024-03-18

The seventh newsletter of the IPR4SC project

The quarterly newsletter is available now.

Pi Day Reflections: Absurdities in Intellectual Property Rights

2024-03-14

Pi Day Reflections: Absurdities in Intellectual Property Rights

March 14 (3/14), Pi Day, is an opportunity to celebrate the mathematical constant and reflect on the absurd aspects of intellectual property.

I2P4Green HEI course kicked off!

2024-03-06

I2P4Green HEI course kicked off!

Exciting start for I2P4Green Course with 120 participants. Celebrating high satisfaction and a cross-disciplinary educational journey. 

Developing the "IP for digital skills" course and organizing the Simulation Lab in Pisa

2024-03-04

Developing the "IP for digital skills" course and organizing the Simulation Lab in Pisa

A new course will be shortly released! The "IP for digital skills" course is set to be designed and developed in the following months.

EU - Webinar: IP in Business collaborations for SMEs and Start-ups

2024-03-01

EU - Webinar: IP in Business collaborations for SMEs and Start-ups

A company’s intellectual and intangible assets are key to its competitiveness and growth. It is what makes the company unique – its intellectual property, its people, and its brand! The webinar is organized by the EU IP Helpdesk. It will be held on 30.04.2024 starting at 10.30.

Call for awards for small and start-up companies that successfully use intellectual property

2024-02-22

Call for awards for small and start-up companies that successfully use intellectual property

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has announced a call for global awards to small and start-up companies that realize their business ideas with the help of intellectual property rights. Last year, the Slovenian company Aerosol d.o.o. received this prestigious award.

Driving Circular Transformation: Inspiring Success Stories Across Europe

2024-02-08

Driving Circular Transformation: Inspiring Success Stories Across Europe

Discover the 122 circular success stories, encapsulating the transformative journey undertaken by 9 countries.

Weird and Wonderful Patent Picks

2024-02-06

Weird and Wonderful Patent Picks

When thinking of patents, grand inventions often come to mind. However, patentable innovations can take on myriad bizarre forms.

Did you know: You can use automatic translations on the IP Monitor

2024-01-26

Did you know: You can use automatic translations on the IP Monitor

As machine learning propels advancements, automatic translation achieves heightened speed and efficiency. Recognizing its evolving capabilities, we've embraced automatic translations with the IP Monitor.

Made in Italy and intellectual property: the new law no. 206/2023

2024-01-24

Made in Italy and intellectual property: the new law no. 206/2023

This article examines Italian law No. 206 of Dec. 27, 2023, "Organic Provisions for the Enhancement, Promotion and Protection of Made in Italy" which was published in the Official Gazette of Dec. 27, 2023, No. 300 and came into effect on Jan. 11, 2024.

Green and digital transition - Challenge or opportunity

2024-01-11

Green and digital transition - Challenge or opportunity

On the 20th – 22nd of March, the University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Science will organize the 43rd International Conference on Organizational Science Development.

Safeguarding IPR in Croatia: A brief Overview of 2022

2024-01-05

Safeguarding IPR in Croatia: A brief Overview of 2022

According to the latest available data published in September 2023, Croatia demonstrated immense dedication to safeguarding intellectual property rights in the year 2022.

I2P4Green course will kick off on 20th February!

2024-01-04

I2P4Green course will kick off on 20th February!

Join our free online course, and unlock the doors to a future where innovation meets sustainability.

Did you know.. Santa Claus was patented?

2023-12-18

Did you know.. Santa Claus was patented?

Believe it or not, a host of festive items we associate with the holiday season are more than just cheerful decorations—they're patented. Let's unwrap a few of these intriguing innovations!
 

Project dissemination by Nord University

2023-12-18

Project dissemination by Nord University

The dissemination of the project took place at the annual assembly of the Artic Cluster Team cluster in Mosjøn, Norway.

2023-12-15

Register for the I2P4Green course

Join our free online course, and unlock the doors to a future where innovation meets sustainability.

EUIPO strategic plan 2030

2023-12-15

EUIPO strategic plan 2030

Do you want to help shape the future of the EUIPO? The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has announced an all-inclusive and open consultation in support of its upcoming Strategic Plan 2030 (SP2030).

Results from a Circular Economy Survey Presented in Helgeland

2023-12-15

Results from a Circular Economy Survey Presented in Helgeland

The IPR4SC partners in Norway presented the results from a survey on Circular Economy activities, drivers and barriers in local industry in Helgeland.

Family business Carpentry Kos as case study for I2P4Green course

2023-12-12

Family business Carpentry Kos as case study for I2P4Green course

Carpentry Kos is a small family business from Velika Preska, Litija, Slovenia, that produces innovative wooden products for external arrangements. In their over 30 years of operation, they faced different challenges related to staff and change of generations, which are described in a case study as part of the I2P4Green course that is starting in February next year.

What is new on IP Monitor?

2023-12-01

What is new on IP Monitor?

IP Monitor now features a new category called start-up! What are startups and why are they important?

Partnership meeting in Bodø, Norway

2023-11-24

Partnership meeting in Bodø, Norway

The third on-site partnership meeting was organized by NORD University in Bodø, Norway.

Project meeting in Bodø: ready to pilot the I2P for Green’ course

2023-11-10

Project meeting in Bodø: ready to pilot the I2P for Green’ course

The meeting will take place in Bodø, Norway, from 15th to 17th November 2023. Partners will consider the status of WP4 training materials, in preparation for the launch of the pilot course in early 2024 and commence activities on WP5.

IP in Industrial Design: The Repair Clause

2023-11-02

IP in Industrial Design: The Repair Clause

The EU's industrial design protection system is more than 20 years old. A Revision of the EU Legislation is underway, to help align with the digital age.

The new EU regulation on geographical indications to locally renowned non-food products

2023-10-30

The new EU regulation on geographical indications to locally renowned non-food products

This article discusses the new European Regulation introducing protection as a geographical indication for locally renowned craft and industrial product names and the related unified registration procedure.

Navigating IPR Challenges in Sustainable Development Projects

2023-10-26

Navigating IPR Challenges in Sustainable Development Projects

In the world of sustainable development projects, IPR pose unique challenges. These challenges encompass collaborative innovation, the delicate balance between open source and proprietary solutions, the interests of funders and investors, regulatory hurdles, and the protection of indigenous knowledge. 

Regional Enterprises’ challenges on SC Integration

2023-10-16

Regional Enterprises’ challenges on SC Integration

The findings of a survey on integrating Green and Circular Economy practices, were presented at a special event held by the Helenic Federation of Enterprises.

IP Monitor webinar

2023-10-12

IP Monitor webinar

The third webinar was a resounding success, featuring presentations from project partners, with a turnout of 86 participants.

A Slovenian company received the prestigious DesignEuropa award

2023-10-06

A Slovenian company received the prestigious DesignEuropa award

The DesignEuropa Award is an award given every other year by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for outstanding achievements in the field of design. The award emphasizes the importance of quality design and its impact on economic, social, cultural and environmental development.

The IP Monitor website is out!

2023-09-29

The IP Monitor website is out!

Check out the beta version of the IP Monitor and let us know what you think, like and subscribe!

EPO celebrates the 50th anniversary of the European Patent Convention while introducing the “Unitary Patent” system

2023-09-25

EPO celebrates the 50th anniversary of the European Patent Convention while introducing the “Unitary Patent” system

The year 2023 marks a significant milestone for the European patent system, as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the European Patent Convention (EPC) and the establishment of a new patent system.

The fifth newsletter of the IPR4SC project

2023-09-21

The fifth newsletter of the IPR4SC project

The quarterly newsletter is available now.

Lead
partner

Tamara Besednjak Valič

Faculty Of Information Studies In Novo Mesto

e-mail: tamara.valic@fis.unm.si

Communication
leader

Virág Szuák

Pannon Business Network Association

e-mail: virag.szuak@pbn.hu