Archive: 21 Dec 2012

Tobacco Products Directive Risks Undermining IP Rights in EU Market

Tobacco Products Directive Risks Undermining IP Rights in EU Market

Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), is concerned that measures included within the newly introduced EU Tobacco Products Directive will result in a backwash of unintended negative consequences, undermining intellectual property (IP) rights and increasing the problem of counterfeiting throughout the EU. The ability […]

EU patents to cost up to 80% less

EU patents to cost up to 80% less

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted for a new unitary European Union (EU) patent regime, which will cut the costs of EU patents by up to 80%. After more than 30 years of talks, a series of three separate votes in the Parliament on December 11 approved the EU patent „package,“ which covers […]

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted for a new unitary European Union (EU) patent regime, which will cut the costs of EU patents by up to 80%. After more than 30 years of talks, a series of three separate votes in the Parliament on December 11 approved the EU patent „package,“ which covers […]