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2013

28.11.2013
Proposal for a Directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (IP/13/1176)
09.10.2013
On 30 September 2013, the Commission published a short brochure, entitled "Intellectual Property Rights: Europe's asset, Europe's priority"pdf Choose translations of the previous link .
30.09.2013
Intellectual Property Rights: study indicates that roughly 35% of jobs in the EU rely on IPR-intensive industries (IP/13/889)
27.03.2013
Trade marks: Commission proposes easier access and stronger protection (IP/13/287)
22.03.2013
Commission publishes a study on Geographical indication protection for non-agricultural products. (MEX/13/0322)
19.02.2013
First Member States sign the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (see pictures of the event) (6590/13pdf)

2012

11.12.2012
EU unitary patent: European Parliament and Council give green light
09.11.2012
Commission Decision on setting up a Commission expert group on development and implications of patent law in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineering (MEX/12/1109)

2011

24.05.2011
Commission sets out “blueprint” for Intellectual Property Rights to boost creativity and innovation (IP/11/630 Choose translations of the previous link )
13.04.2011
The Commission adopts proposals to implement enhanced cooperation in the area of unitary patent protection (IP/11/470 Choose translations of the previous link )
08.03.2011
Patent Court: The Commission welcomes the delivery of the Court of Justice’s opinion (IP/11/269 Choose translations of the previous link )

2010

14.12.2010
Commission opens the way for some Member States to move forward on a unitary patent (IP/10/1714 Choose translations of the previous link )
10.12.2010
EU patent: Results of the Competitiveness Councilpdf
01.07.2010
Commission proposes translation arrangements for future EU Patent (IP/10/870 Choose translations of the previous link )