<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm All topics European communities Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:18:28 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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[Report on the public consultation on the "New SME Policy"]]> Published : Thu, 26 Feb 2015

In September 2014, the European Commission launched a public consultation to gather feed-back on how the Small Business Act (SBA) for Europe should be revised. The online questionnaire was available from September 2014 until 15 December 2014. Topics of the consultation The structure of the consultation document and questionnaire followed the four priority [...]

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Wed, 25 Feb 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
<![CDATA[Guide to IPR Protection in China for the Food & Beverage Industry]]> Published : Wed, 21 Jan 2015

The food and beverage industry (F&B industry) includes the research and development, processing, production, wholesale and distribution and retailing (including branding) of a wide range of food products.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Guide to IPR Protection in China for the Fashion and Design Industry]]> Published : Wed, 21 Jan 2015

The fashion industry encompasses the design, manufacturing, distribution, retailing, marketing and promotion of clothing, footwear and accessories and is worth billions of Euros every year.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Guide to Geographic Indications in China]]> Published : Mon, 19 Jan 2015

‘Champagne’ may be regarded as a type of ’sparkling wine’, but it carries with it a highly-regarded reputation as a beverage with a specific fine taste and quality.

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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study: Doing business in the digital age]]> Published : Fri, 05 Dec 2014

This study identified the key technological trends and carried out a comparative analysis of national strategies and private initiatives to encourage digital entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Silicon Valley (US) and Singapore.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Report: Health at a Glance: Europe 2014]]>

Published : Wed, 03 Dec 2014

This third edition of Health at a Glance: Europe presents the latest information on health and health systems in 35 European countries, including all European Union Member States, candidate countries (with the exception of Albania due to limited [...]

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Guide: Intellectual Property and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015]]> Published : Tue, 02 Dec 2014

The goal of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is regional economic integration in ASEAN by 2015.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Assessment of the European footwear industry]]> Published : Wed, 26 Nov 2014

In response to the challenges faced by the European footwear industry, the European Commission an study of the situation and prospects for future development. The study includes reports on restructuring, research and innovation, education and training as well as an analysis of the competitive position of the sector and policy [...]

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on Support to the implementation of the KETs action plan with focus on promotion co-operation between EU KETs Technology Platforms]]> Published : Wed, 26 Nov 2014

A study has been launched to assess the scope, cooperation, and possible gaps between technology platforms active in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) across the EU, and to identify potential policy actions. The study will also analyse how EU technology platforms train and transfer technical knowledge on their technological infrastructure to external [...]

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Memorandum of Understanding between the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) on cooperation in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)]]> Published : Wed, 26 Nov 2014

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) has paved the way for improved access to finance for investments in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs).

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on the international market distortion in the area of KETs: A case analysis]]> Published : Wed, 26 Nov 2014

The European Commission ordered a study on market distortion in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) that examined the incentives given for KETs investment in the six most competitive countries for KETs (the USA, China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan).

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT