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.

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.

Advancing Intellectual Property Education in Technical Universities with the IPEDU Project

2023-09-19

Advancing Intellectual Property Education in Technical Universities with the IPEDU Project

Delve into IPEDU, an Erasmus+ endeavor dedicated to elevating Intellectual Property education within technical universities.

Power Your Business with the SME Fund 2023 Edition

2023-09-11

Power Your Business with the SME Fund 2023 Edition

Find out how the SME Fund can boost your business with financial support for your IPR. 

IP in agricultural biotechnology: balancing innovation and access

2023-08-31

IP in agricultural biotechnology: balancing innovation and access

This article explores the relationship between intellectual property and agricultural biotechnology, access to technology and the broader implications for global food security.

Designing circular cities for a sustainable future

2023-08-23

Designing circular cities for a sustainable future

Discover the future of urban living with circular cities! Imagine cities where waste becomes a thing of the past, and resources flow in efficient loops. With circular design principles, cities are transforming into resilient, green, and thriving hubs. Join the movement towards a sustainable tomorrow!

IPR Learning Lab – Third IPR4SC webinar

2023-08-15

IPR Learning Lab – Third IPR4SC webinar

Are you ready to conquer the world of Intellectual Property? The IPR4SC invites you to an exclusive webinar unveiling the ultimate IP tool - 'The IP Monitor'! Get ready to navigate the intricacies of IP and supercharge your innovation game.

Project dissemination by Faculty of Information Studies In Novo Mesto

2023-08-08

Project dissemination by Faculty of Information Studies In Novo Mesto

Our project was presented on May 13, 2023 in Skopje by Faculty Of Information Studies In Novo Mesto.

European Week of Regions and Cities – Register now!

2023-08-03

European Week of Regions and Cities – Register now!

See you in the Agora Village at #EURegionsWeek! Come & meet our project at the exhibition stand on 10th October!

An unexpected compass in the sea of Circular Economy

2023-07-17

An unexpected compass in the sea of Circular Economy

Patent analytics constitutes a powerful yet underrated tool that can foster Circular Economy practices. Let’s see its potential with a case study.

It’s almost holiday time: here’s some summer IP news for you

2023-07-10

It’s almost holiday time: here’s some summer IP news for you

We often hear intellectual property is all around us, and that we live in the world of IPR. Did you know that IP protected inventions are surrounding us also during summer?

Project dissemination event by Education centre Geoss

2023-07-06

Project dissemination event by Education centre Geoss

Project dissemination took place on 10th June by IC Geoss.

Project dissemination event by Pannon Business Network Association

2023-07-04

Project dissemination event by Pannon Business Network Association

Project dissemination event took place on 17 May 2023.

Upcoming events focusing on Intellectual Property Rights and Circular Economy

2023-06-29

Upcoming events focusing on Intellectual Property Rights and Circular Economy

European events shine a spotlight on Intellectual Property Rights and the Circular Economy. Explore the latest trends and strategies at the EPO Patent Information Conference, ECTA 41st Annual Conference, Nonwovens for Society: EDANA Sustainability Forum, and Sustainable Brands Madrid.
Join experts, gain insights, and drive innovation in these critical fields!

Project dissemination event organized by Link Campus University

2023-06-21

Project dissemination event organized by Link Campus University

Intellectual property rights as a tool to implement the transition to an increasingly circular and sustainable economy. A project dissemination event took place on 23 May 2023.

IPR in Croatia – state of the art

2023-06-15

IPR in Croatia – state of the art

IPR4SC project is contributing to development of the skills in intellectual property rights for achieving sustainability and circularity in consortia countries. Let’s check out the current state of the art when it comes to IPR index in Croatia!

The fourth newsletter of the IPR4SC project

2023-06-13

The fourth newsletter of the IPR4SC project

The quarterly newsletter is available now. Happy 1 year Anniversary IPR4SC project! 

Revised monitoring framework for CE, and another rethink

2023-06-08

Revised monitoring framework for CE, and another rethink

We at IPR4SC are passionate about IP, Circular economy and sustainability, and data. Because of this, we are always happy when there are new developments in the cross-section of all three. In this line, Eurostat recently published its revision of the monitoring framework for circular economy. What does it bring?

Introducing IP Monitor: Your Ultimate Resource for Intellectual Property

2023-05-31

Introducing IP Monitor: Your Ultimate Resource for Intellectual Property

As we approach the highly anticipated launch of the IP Monitor at the beginning of September, we invite you to participate in the pilot testing phase in July and August to provide feedback and help us optimize the platform.

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