Benoit Olbrechts
Frank Van den Broek

Are you protecting the intellectual assets of your business with intellectual property rights? To support you, the pre-diagnostic IP services of the SME Fund from EUIPO stand as an attractive opportunity. Also, basic application fees for trade mark and/or design can be reimbursed up to 50 percent.

Frank Van den Broek

Is your SME considering applying for a trademark or design at a national, regional (Benelux) or EU level? A new European fund - the IP Voucher - grants a 50 % discount on the basic fee for a trademark or design application since 1 March.

Frank Van den Broek

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has expanded its suite of online services with an online platform providing free access to comprehensive, unbiased, and structured reports on many patent databases. WIPO INSPIRE will help a range of stakeholders in searching the myriad of patent databases around the world.

Benoit Olbrechts

The EPO treats plants and plant varieties obtained by essentially biological processes (crossing, hybridisation, selective breeding) as non-patentable in principle.

Fabienne Windels

When a company innovates, it may find itself up against a patent from a competitor that has a monopoly on the relevant product or process. How can you bypass this blocking patent?

Fabienne Windels

When a company innovates, it may find itself up against a patent from a competitor that has a monopoly on the relevant product or process. How can you avoid being blocked?

Fabienne Windels

WIPO revises and adopts a broader perspective on artificial intelligence as well as expands its remarks on copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, etc.

Fabienne Windels
Frank Van den Broek

Prior art search is different from patentability with regard to its aims, its method and the time at which it should be conducted.

Fabienne Windels

Sirris has taken part in a number of prospective workshops organised by Forem, the Walloon Public Service for Employment, and aimed at defining the technology scout’s profession.

Fabienne Windels

The USPTO has launched a platform to facilitate connections between patent holders and potential licensees of key technologies associated with the coronavirus.