<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm All topics European communities Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:47:48 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[China IPR Helpdesk guide: Registering and protecting Chinese domain names]]>

Published : Wed, 01 Jul 2015

While the web can be a profitable business platform for European SMEs in China, where internet usage grows annually, it also provides an increasingly easy way for infringers to sell counterfeit goods and commit fraud.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Performance of the Points of Single Contact – an assessment against the PSC Charter]]> Published : Mon, 29 Jun 2015

The Points of Single Contact (PSCs) are e-government portals that allow service providers to access information and complete administrative procedures online. This report assesses the performance of the PSCs in relation to criteria set out in the PSC charter.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[China IPR SME Helpdesk Guide: Understanding and using China's design patent]]>

Published : Mon, 22 Jun 2015

Protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) in the challenging environment of the Chinese market is essential to business success for European SMEs.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on compliance by Member States on the time needed to get licences and permits to take up and perform the specific activity of an enterprise]]> Published : Tue, 02 Jun 2015

The main objective of this study was to check the progress in the compliance of EU countries with their 2011 commitment to reduce the time needed to get licences and permits to take up and perform the specific activity of an enterprise as of the beginning of 2014.

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on trade secrets and confidential business information in the internal market]]> Published : Mon, 11 May 2015

The European Commission contracted a study on the role of trade secrets and confidential business information as possible drivers for innovation, competitiveness and economic growth in the EU.

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Sun, 10 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The revised user guide to the SME definition]]>

Published : Mon, 11 May 2015

The revised user guide to the SME definition is now available.

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Sun, 10 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Final Report: Minventory - EU raw materials statistics on resources and reserves]]> Published : Mon, 11 May 2015

The study on structured statistical information on quality and quantity of EU raw material deposits (Minventory) takes stock of information on mineral reserves and resources that is available in the EU and certain neighbouring countries.

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Sun, 10 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study: Implementation of the new regulation on market surveillance - indication of origin]]> Published : Thu, 07 May 2015

The proposed Consumer Product Safety Regulation contains a provision of the indication of the product's country of origin. An analysis was conducted to assess the potential costs and benefits of origin labelling to national authorities, consumers, and businesses.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Innovation Union Scoreboard 2015 ]]>

Published : Thu, 07 May 2015

Improving Europe's capacity to innovate and be globally competitive requires further efforts to encourage disruptive ideas and foster their commercial up-take. These are some of the conclusions to be drawn from the latest report on innovation in Europe.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on the Competitiveness of the EU Primary and Secondary Mineral Raw Materials Sectors]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Apr 2015

The study provides a complete, up-to-date and concise overview of the competitiveness of the European primary and secondary Mineral Raw Materials Sectors (MRMS). It focuses mainly on the non-energy extractive industries (NEEI) and the related recycling industries (RI).

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA['Digital Transformation of European Industry and Enterprises' – report from the Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Mar 2015

On 24 March 2015, the first report from the Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship was released at an event held in the European Commission's Berlaymont building in Brussels.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Latest issue of the quarterly newsletter by the China IPR SME Helpdesk now online]]> Published : Mon, 02 Mar 2015

The China IPR SME Helpdesk provides EU SMEs with free and essential ‘how to’ advice in relation to their IPR in China. The latest edition of the Helpdesk's online newsletter is now available, with a case study of Vogmask, an EU SME that used the services of the Helpdesk when [...]

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Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA['China IPR Considerations for European Businesses in the ICT Industries' - a guide]]> Published : Mon, 23 Feb 2015

China’s intellectual property rights (IPR) protection system is expanding and improving, but it remains vastly different from the European system. A new guide aims to help information and communication technology (ICT) businesses navigate the most important IPR issues in China.

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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The general IPR landscape in China and how it relates to EU SMEs - an infographic]]> Published : Wed, 18 Feb 2015

The China IPR SME Helpdesk has produced a one-page infographic to provide a snapshot of the general IPR landscape in China and how it relates to EU SMEs. This infographic includes information on the Chinese market, IP watch outs as well as top tips on how to prevent intellectual property infringement. It [...]

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Newsletter Issue 8]]> Published : Tue, 17 Feb 2015

The last issue of the ESIC newsletter briefly summarises the ESICjourney that started in 2012. During its existence the initiative has assessedhow service innovation impacts on competitiveness, industrial structures andregional development. In this last newsletter, the updated European ServiceInnovation Scoreboard is launched, which enables a timeline [...]

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The China IPR SME Helpdesk ‘How-to’ Guide: How to Find an Intellectual Property Agent]]> Published : Mon, 09 Feb 2015

Filing proper intellectual property (IP) applications before starting a business in China is essential in order to protect a company’s intangible assets and provide a base for enforcing rights in China.

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Sun, 08 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The China IPR SME Helpdesk Guide: How to Search for Basic Chinese Company Information to Protect Your IP]]> Published : Fri, 06 Feb 2015

Finding local business partners and customers can be a major task when establishing business operations in China,

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Discussion Paper: Service Innovation Policy – A Benchmarking Review]]> Published : Fri, 30 Jan 2015

This discussion paper is an update of a previous service innovation policy mapping exercise conducted in 2012. This time, the paper makes no comparison with progress outside Europe, as it focuses on the development of service innovation policy in 11 EU countries, namely Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, [...]

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Discussion Paper: Service Innovation and Economic Performance]]> Published : Fri, 30 Jan 2015

Performance measurement can be a tricky business, especially for those who are less familiar with statistical analyses. This discussion paper on ‘Service Innovation and Economic Performance’ aims to shed some additional light on how statistical information  can provide a clearer picture of the current state of play of service innovation [...]

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Discussion Paper: Promoting Service Innovation through Cluster Initiatives]]> Published : Fri, 30 Jan 2015

This paper shines the spotlight on clusters and their importance for service innovation by taking a look at five case studies on cluster initiatives that aim to promote service innovation. In addition, the report draws out a number of lessons learned that might be of value to similar initiatives. Cluster policy [...]

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT