Benoit Olbrechts

In 2021, a European support program for SMEs has been set up around intellectual property. Two services are proposed in this framework: IP Scan and registration of trademarks and designs, leading respectively to fee reductions up to 75% and 50%. Sirris can now file the applications for you. Interested? Don’t hesitate, the deadline is 31 October!

Benoit Olbrechts

Technology transfer is the best way to valorise research results when the will or the means are not there to exploit them commercially. Through an overview of concrete cases, the European Patent Office invites us to take a look at the difficulties, but also the strategic means available to achieve a technology transfer.

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

Patent applications by female inventors are still too few and there lies an underexploited potential for innovation.

Fabienne Windels

The Sirris Patent Cell is publishing a short video with experts for understanding what rights a patent confers.

Fabienne Windels
Frank Van den Broek

The EPO is offering an updated version of its online tutorial on the European Patent Register that includes its recent changes.

Fabienne Windels
Frank Van den Broek

The European trade mark has growing success with companies.

Fabienne Windels

Some figures on patents filed in Belgium and patents filed by Belgian companies in Europe.

Fabienne Windels

The EPO has launched a new version of the Espacenet database that is richer and friendlier.

Fabienne Windels
Frank Van den Broek

At the end of 2018 the European Patent Office organised its first conference on the patentability of Blockchain and its applications.