<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/initiatives/ipr/news/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:16:56 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[COSME: Agreement signed which will boost funding opportunities for SMEs ]]>

Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe will soon have access to up to € 25 bn of additional finance, as a result of an agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF).

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Operation ERMIS: 70 000 counterfeit goods seized in EU joint customs operation]]> Published : Mon, 07 Jul 2014

Over 70 000 counterfeit goods were seized during a major Joint Customs Operation (JCO) code-named “ERMIS”.

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Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission presents actions to better protect and enforce intellectual property rights]]> Published : Tue, 01 Jul 2014

The European Commission has adopted two communications – an Action Plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights in the EU and a Strategy for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) in third countries.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[China IPR SME Helpdesk: Video Podcast, Episode 1 – “Launch of the IPR SME Helpdesk Serious Game”]]> Published : Mon, 30 Jun 2014

The China IPR SME Helpdesk launched its video podcast series on 24 June 2014.

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Member States endorse Commission proposal to fill legal gaps for unitary patent protection]]> Published : Tue, 04 Mar 2014

Ministers in the Council have adopted on 04/03/2014 the European Commission's proposal to complete the legal framework for Europe-wide patent protection, updating existing EU rules on the jurisdiction of courts and recognition of judgments.

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Industrial structure report highlights need for industrial renaissance]]>

Published : Mon, 17 Feb 2014

According to a European Commission report published today on the current status of EU industry, most sectors have still not regained their pre-crisis level of output and significant differences exist between sectors and Member States.

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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Help for EU SME to enter Latin America]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

After successful rollouts in China and Southeast Asia, the European Commission launched another IPR SME Helpdesk in Latin America. By providing free information and a variety of services, including legal assistance to help protect intellectual property rights, the Commission helps Europe’s SMEs benefit from the region’s continued growth.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European IPR Helpdesk – new edition successfully launched ]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

The launch of the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, as well as of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs, COSME, is the basis for this year’s activities of the European IPR Helpdesk.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[International market distortion hampers new technologies]]>

Published : Sun, 15 Dec 2013

Key enabling technologies (KETs) are an essential element of 21st century industry. Comprising advancements such as nanotechnology and industrial biotechnology, KETs enhance conventional industrial products and provide enormous economic potential.

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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Objective: Uniform standards from Lisbon to Vladivostok]]>

Published : Sun, 15 Dec 2013

While the European Union and Russia are already strong trading partners, differences in standards still prevent truly unfettered bilateral trade.

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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[IPR support measures - stakeholder meeting, 26 November 2013]]> Published : Tue, 10 Dec 2013

The organising services of the European Commission (Enterprise and Industry DG) wish to thank the many stakeholders both physically present and connecting on-line for their participation.

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European campaign against counterfeit products]]>

Published : Tue, 10 Dec 2013

Designed to defraud and deceive, counterfeit products pose a threat to European citizens and the European economy.

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME: € 2.3 billion to foster the competitiveness of SMEs over the next seven years]]>

Published : Thu, 21 Nov 2013

The European Commission welcomed today's adoption of the programme COSME by the European Parliament.

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Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Strengthening the EU-Japan Economic Partnership ]]>

Published : Fri, 15 Nov 2013

The EU-Japan Business Round Table (BRT) hopes that the 21st EU-Japan Summit will help move EU-Japan bilateral relations to a new level.

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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enhance industrial cooperation with Brazil – win-win for businesses on both sides]]>

Published : Thu, 10 Oct 2013

European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani will travel to Brasilia today 10 October to hold discussions exploring opportunities for industrial cooperation between the EU and Brazil.

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Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Without a strong industrial base, Europe's economy cannot prosper ]]>

Published : Tue, 24 Sep 2013

Manufacturing has strong spill-over effects on the rest of the economy and especially on overall productivity. 80% of private innovation, ¾ of export and a substantial role in jobs creation come from industry. Action is needed to keep industry in Europe.

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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME to spur access to credit for small enterprises ]]>

Published : Sun, 22 Sep 2013

The European Commission is dedicated to helping Europe’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) overcome the financing problems currently plaguing Europe.

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Simplifying short-stay visa applications to increase tourism]]>

Published : Fri, 20 Sep 2013

In an effort to tap into emerging markets, the European Commission is spearheading reforms to make it easier for international tourists to visit the EU.

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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU - Russia co-operation on standardisation to open up markets ]]> Published : Mon, 16 Sep 2013

Enterprises in the EU and Russia will find it easier to access respective markets, as the Russian and European standardisation organisations agreed today to intensify their cooperation and to have agreed standards for both areas.

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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SMEs an important aspect of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation]]>

Published : Mon, 09 Sep 2013

The European Commission is determined to strengthen ties between the EU and its Mediterranean neighbours, which together form the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT