New 2023 SME Fund

€60 million to protect intellectual property of EU SMEs The European Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently launched the new 2023 EU SME Fund, which offers intellectual property vouchers for EU-based SMEs. To scale up and attract investment, SMEs need to protect their intangible assets. The 2023 SME Fund will support [...]

2023-01-25T18:25:05+01:00Categories: ニュース|Tags: , , |

New versions of the Nice Classification and International Patent Classification are available

From January 1, 2022, a NEW VERSION of the NICE CLASSIFICATION of goods and services for the registration of trademarks and of the INTERNATIONAL PATENT CLASSIFICATION (IPC) for patents and utility models based on technological areas is in force. The new classifications are available at the following links: 2022 Nice Classification https://www.wipo.int/classifications/en/news/nice/2021/news_0002.html 2022  International  Patent [...]

2022-02-05T16:44:57+01:00Categories: ニュース|Tags: , |

The EU Court of Justice sets out specific requirements with which an SEP holder needs to comply in order to be able to seek an injunction without abusing its dominant position (Huawei / ZTE)

Concurrences – January 2018 Author: Roberto Dini, Fondatore di Metroconsult The ECJ decision ruled on two competing companies (Huawei and ZTE), manufacturing the patented technology and selling the related products into the market. The principle aim of the ruling is to avoid that a company abuses its position of being a patent owner and thereby [...]

2021-08-03T15:44:33+02:00Categories: ニュース|Tags: |

Metroconsult supports StartCup Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta with a special IP award

Metroconsult is pleased to support the 2020 edition of StartCup Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta with a special IP award. Consultancy IP services of the estimated value of 6.000 euro will be provided by Metroconsult to the award winner to protect his innovation and creativity effort. Start Cup Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta is a competition between [...]

2021-08-03T15:32:15+02:00Categories: ニュース, イベント|Tags: , , |

Databases and Patents

Mirco Bianco, Metroconsult Genova A database management system (DBMS) can be the final result of the implementation process of one or more ideas. In this one-page note, we are going to briefly analyse the different available possibilities for protecting ideas on which a DBMS or a generic software is based. Download the article (pdf) [...]

2021-08-03T15:13:09+02:00Categories: イベント|Tags: , |
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