CORE Business informeert de pers

Kunststofindustrie, textielsector en milieubedrijven slaan de handen in elkaar om een boost te geven aan de recyclage van kunststof- en polymeerafval in Vlaanderen.

EU Customs Action Plan to combat IPR infringements

On 10 December 2012 the Council adopted a Resolution on the EU Customs Action Plan to Combat IPR Infringements for the Years 2013-2017.

The strategic objectives of this Action Plan are the following:

  • Effectively implementing and monitoring the new EU legislation on customs enforcement of IPR;
  • Tackling major trends in trade of IPR infringing goods;
  • Tackling trade of IPR infringing goods throughout the international supply chain;

2013 New and stricter Oeko-tex 100 test criteria

With regard to product certification according to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, the Oeko-Tex® Association has updated the applicable test criteria and limit values at the beginning of the year. After a three-month transitional period the following new regulations will come into force for all certification procedures on 1 April 2013.

Community trade mark

Use of the Community trade mark in a single Member State – Whether sufficient

If, within a period of five years following registration, the proprietor has not put the Community trade mark to genuine use in the Community in connection with the goods or services in respect of which it is registered, or if such use has been suspended during an uninterrupted period of five years, the Community trade mark shall be subject to the sanctions provided for in this Regulation, unless there are proper reasons for non-use.

Textiel: een industrie in transformatie

Op donderdag 20 januari 2012 werd het nieuwe boek "Textiel, een industrie in transformatie" van Victor-Hugo De Grijse en uitgegeven door het Davidsfonds, officieel voorgesteld in de gebouwen van het VBO in Brussel.

European Unitary Patent approved

The European Patent Office (EPO) welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament in Strasbourg today of two draft regulations on the creation of the unitary patent, hailing it as a historic achievement. "The European Union is to be congratulated on this decision, which clears the way for the completion of the European patent system with a unitary patent and a Unified Patent Court, which we have been waiting for in Europe for 40 years," said EPO President Benoît Battistelli.

Chinese-English machine translation for patents

EPO and SIPO launch Chinese-English machine translation for patents

Breaking new ground in providing access to the most comprehensive technological information, the EPO and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO) today launched the Chinese-English component of the EPO's free automatic translation service Patent Translate.

Rocking-Knit chair knits hats as it rocks

Low-tech & funny invention!


Fiscal rules stimulate patents

Sander De Vrieze (Centexbel, Belgium) talks about stimulating the role of patents by fiscal rules

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Stijn Devaere at Compliance Tuesday - ProductIP

September 11th, 2012

Mr Stijn Devaere of Centexbel presented textile regulations and Oeko-Tex on Compliance Tuesday in cooperation with ProductIP at Ede, The Netherlands.

ProductIP offers an internet based expert system to manufacturers, importers, traders and retailers that helps them to create, manage and share technical compliance files in a structured way.