For IP professionals
This is the portal for professionals working in the field of intellectual property. Here you'll find direct access to all necessary resources.
- Trade Mark Database
- Register changes for trade marks
- Madrid Monitor
- International trade mark registration
- Trade Mark Guidelines (German, French, Italian)
- Classification tool for trade marks
- Trade mark examination support tool
- Trade marks: Costs and fees
- Trade marks: WIPO fee calculator
- Cancellation procedure for trade marks on the grounds of non-use
- Protected public signs: Abbreviations
- Protected public signs: Other signs (emblems)
- Directory of Intellectual Property Offices
- Trade marks: News Service Archive
- Patents: Patent Examination Guidelines (German, French)
- Patents: Fees
Survey of EU citizens concerning the importance of intellectual property
The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM - Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the EU) have published their second joint study this year entitled European Citizens and Intellectual Property. Based on surveys of EU citizens concerning the importance of intellectual property with regard to general perception and personal codes of conduct, the study concludes that an overwhelming majority of Europeans believe that patents and copyright are of paramount importance to creativity and prosperity. However, it is also apparent from the survey results that a significant proportion of respondents tolerate or justify the use of counterfeit or pirated products. The younger and more educated respondents were, the more likely they were to tolerate an occasional or private exception to a general ban on copying.
The study is published in English with a shorter executive summary also being available.
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