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2009
04.12.2009 Patents: EU achieves political breakthrough on an enhanced patent system (IP/09/1880)
02.04.2009 High Level Conference on Counterfeiting and Piracy (IP/09/528)
31.03.2009 Trade mark protection in the EU gets much cheaper and easier to obtain (IP/09/506)
30.03.2009 Commission launches European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy (IP/09/497)
24.03.2009 Commission sets out next steps for creation of unified patent litigation system (IP/09/460)
2008
27.08.2008 Conference on industrial property rights - Strasbourg, 16 – 17.10.2008
13.08.2008 Consultation on future patent policy in Europe: responses now available on our website
16.07.2008 Commission launches strategy to drive innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace (IP/08/1157)
28.04.2008 Commission to hold conference on counterfeiting and piracy (IP/08/652)
2007
25.09.2007 EU joins international designs treaty (IP/07/1388)
03.04.2007 Patents: Commission sets out vision for improving patent system in Europe
29.03.2007 Speech of C. McCreevy: European Patent Policy  (SPEECH/07/206)
12.01.2007 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs
2006
13.11.2006 Final Report Lot 2: Study on patents: “What are patents actually worth? - the value of patents for today's economy and society”
03.10.2006 Consultation on follow-up study on “The possible introduction of an insurance against costs for litigation in patent cases”
03.07.2006 Consultation on future patent policy in Europe: Preliminary findings available for download
28.04.2006 Commission welcomes changes to EU law to allow export of patented medicine to countries in need
21.04.2006 Public Hearing on Future Patent Policy in Europe
16.01.2006 Consultation on future patent policy in Europe
2005
22.12.2005 Commission proposes linking of EU design registration system with WIPO international system
17.10.2005 Trade mark protection in the EU gets cheaper
14.10.2005 Trade Marks - Regulation (EC) 1687/2005
06.07.2005 Patentability of computer-implemented inventions - European Parliament rejects Council common position and legislative procedure is closed
29.06.2005 Commission Regulation  (EC) 1042/2005 amending Regulation (EC) No 2869/95 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)
29.06.2005 Commission Regulation (EC) 1041/2005 amending Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 on the Community trade mark
08.03.2005 Statement to the European Parliament on Computer Implemented Inventions
03.-04.02.2005 Community patent - Exploratory Meeting Concerning the Future of Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation

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