The Spanish government last month passed a new copyright law which imposes fees for online content providers ie Google News. It highlights European concerns (Germany and other European countries also sought to impose similar legislation) that Google is piggybacking on the established news providers without actually doing any reporting.
Fancy a patent in Europe? A European Patent application may be filed at the European Patent Office in English and can designate any of thirty states which are party to the European Patent system. These are currently: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (including Lichtenstein), Turkey and the UK.
The European Patent Office (“EPO”) website will soon allow for anyone to browse its contents in seven different languages, thanks to a translation service which
The European Patent Office has worked with Google to provide a patent translation service.