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OHIM report estimates €60 billion EU cosmetics and consumer product sectors hurt by €5bn counterfeit trade
A new report from the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the EU’s largest intellectual property agency, reveals the impact of counterfeit sales of perfume, makeup and personal care items such as sunscreen and shampoo.
EPO President Battistelli: Patent Sectors Foster European Competitiveness, Economic Growth and Employment
“Europe continues to strengthen its key role as a global hub of technology and innovation for a growing number of companies from around the world,” reported European Patent Office (EPO) President Benoît Battistelli today in launching the EPO’s report on 2014 trends in patent filings.
International IP Index Released: “Stronger Intellectual Property Protections Mean a Stronger, More Innovative Economy”
Countries with more effective intellectual property (IP) protections reap economic benefits in the form of greater research and development, bigger knowledge-intensive sectors, more foreign direct investment, and greater innovative output, according to the Global Intellectual Property Center’s 2015 International IP Index released yesterday.
Intellectual Property Summits and Announcements in Washington, Paris This Week
This week a new intellectual property index comparing 30 countries’ intellectual property environments and socio-economic indicators will be released in Washington, and a major international forum of intellectual property owners will open in Paris.