European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO): News

17 Jul 2021


France allows visitors vaccinated with Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccine

France will now allow international travelers who have received AstraZeneca's Indian-manufactured vaccine into the country starting Sunday.

01 Jul 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine

Seven EU nations, Switzerland approve India-made Covishield for 'Green Pass'

The European Union's (EU) Digital COVID Certificate framework to allow easier, restriction-free movement of vaccinated travelers within European countries—excluding India-made Covishield and COVAXIN vaccines—comes into force on Thursday.

29 Jun 2021


'Not received Covishield approval request,' says EU body amid concerns

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has not yet applied for the approval of its coronavirus vaccine Covishield in the "Green Pass" issued by the European Union, according to a statement from the EU.

28 Jun 2021


India takes up Covishield's exclusion from the EU's 'Green Pass'

Covishield, the Indian version of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, has been excluded from the European Union's "Green Pass."

13 May 2021


German authorities invoke GDPR to halt WhatsApp's privacy policy implementation

WhatsApp's privacy policy update that's scheduled to come into effect on May 15 has hit a roadblock in Germany. On May 11, the regulators issued an order on Facebook, thereby barring it from accessing personal data belonging to WhatsApp users.

04 May 2021

Coronavirus Vaccine

EU regulators start the review of China's Sinovac vaccine: Details

European Union drug regulator announced on Tuesday that it has started a rolling review of China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine to assess its effectiveness and safety, the first step toward possible approval for use in the 27-nation bloc.

16 Mar 2021


UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson to visit India in April-end

United Kingdom's Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be visiting India in April-end, his office said on Monday, reports Reuters.

17 Feb 2021


Pfizer-BioNTech to give EU another 200 million COVID-19 shots

Pfizer and BioNTech, on Wednesday, finalized an agreement to supply the European Union with another 200 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine.

19 Jan 2021


India demands WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy

The Indian government has demanded WhatsApp to withdraw its updated privacy policy. It has deemed the messaging service's unilateral changes to be unfair and unacceptable while issuing the ultimatum.

07 Jan 2021

Moderna Inc

EU agency authorizes Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

The European Union's medicines agency gave the green light to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

31 Dec 2020

Boris Johnson

UK PM signs 'historic' Brexit deal after vote in Parliament

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed the Brexit trade deal with the European Union (EU) on Wednesday after members of Parliament voted overwhelmingly, 521 votes to 73 in the House of Commons.

16 Dec 2020


'Narrow path' for agreement on Brexit deal exists: EU chief

After weeks of intensive talks on a post-Brexit deal, a "narrow path" for an agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union is now in view, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday.

10 Dec 2020


Brexit deal: Sunday deadline set as 'very large gaps' remain

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have set a Sunday deadline for the Brexit trade deal.

20 Nov 2020


US could levy tariffs in response to India's "digital tax"

A retaliatory action from the United States is expected over the taxes levied on tech companies, like Facebook, in a few countries, a Bloomberg report said on Friday.

04 Aug 2020


EU launches in-depth investigation into Google's acquisition of Fitbit

The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into Google's acquisition of wearable company Fitbit.

#NewsBytesExplainer: All you need to know about Kolpak rule

In a recent interview, the newly appointed director of Cricket South Africa Graeme Smith welcomed any former Kolpak player who wishes to rejoin the Proteas camp.

04 Mar 2020


Samsung's 'Bean' wireless earbuds will offer workout-tracking, fitness coach feature

Samsung's new pair of wireless earbuds, likely to be called 'Bean', will come with a host of fitness-related features including workout-tracking and a built-in fitness coach feature, according to a new Samsung trademark.

15 foreign envoys visit Kashmir, government explains agenda

As 15 envoys from different countries are visiting Jammu and Kashmir, the government briefed media about the objective of this trip.

09 Dec 2019


Samsung to use custom 108MP CMOS sensor for Galaxy S11+

Samsung has some major camera upgrades planned for the Galaxy S11 series to take on rivals such as the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro, and Google's Pixel 4.

02 Dec 2019


Samsung Galaxy S11-series could come with new "Bright Night" sensor

Samsung's Galaxy S11, set to go official in February 2021, will come with upto five rear cameras including a new sensor for low-light photography.

17 Oct 2019


Britain-EU reach Brexit deal, declares PM Boris Johnson

On Thursday, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that a Brexit deal has been negotiated between the UK and the European Union.

26 Sep 2019


Google wins landmark 'right to be forgotten' case: Details here

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the highest court of the bloc, has ruled that Google is not obliged to apply the 'right to be forgotten' across the globe.

09 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi

World should bid adieu to single-use plastic, suggests PM Modi

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 14th Conference of Parties (COP) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Greater Noida, wherein he spoke about the steps his government undertook for the environment.

30 May 2019


This could be Huawei's replacement for Android OS

Ever since the US barred Huawei from trading with American companies, things have been falling apart for the Chinese giant.

28 Mar 2019

Theresa May

UK PM May offers to resign to save Brexit divorce-bill

Theresa May yesterday bowed to mounting pressure from within her own Conservative Party and offered to resign as UK Prime Minister if her MPs agreed to back her twice-defeated Brexit divorce bill to get it over the line in a third parliamentary vote.

16 Mar 2019

Theresa May

UK announces new visa plan, expected to attract international students

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's government has decided on some new visa plans to attract more international students.

13 Mar 2019


Britain says to scrap tariffs of imports in no-deal Brexit

Britain will slash import tariffs in case of a no-deal Brexit and will not apply customs checks on the border with Ireland, the government said today.

13 Mar 2019

Theresa May

UK Parliament rejects Theresa May's Brexit deal for second time

British Parliament yesterday rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for a second time, plunging the UK into a state of uncertainty just two weeks ahead of the country's divorce from the European Union.

23 Feb 2019


Iran adhering to terms of nuclear deal: UN atomic watchdog

Iran has been adhering to a deal with world powers limiting its nuclear programme, the United Nations atomic watchdog said yesterday, as diplomatic wrangling continues over the future of the accord.

16 Feb 2019

Sri Lanka

Replace anti-terror law in compliance with global-norms: EU tells Lanka

The EU has urged Sri Lanka to repeal its controversial anti-terror law and replace with a new one in compliance with the international norms.

30 Jan 2019

Emmanuel Macron

EU rejects Theresa May's attempt to reopen Brexit talks

European leaders moved quickly yesterday to reject an attempt by Britain's PM Theresa May to re-open talks on the Brexit deal, as British lawmakers voted to demand changes.

17 Jan 2019

Theresa May

After Brexit rejection, British Prime Minister May wins confidence vote

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote yesterday and averted a general election, a day after her government suffered a historic parliamentary defeat over her Brexit divorce deal with the European Union.

16 Jan 2019

Theresa May

Brexit: Theresa May's deal rejected by lawmakers in historic fashion

On Tuesday, lawmakers in the UK voted against the Brexit deal painstakingly negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union in astonishing fashion.

06 Dec 2018

South Korea

India is the fourth highest emitter of Carbon Dioxide: Study

India is the fourth highest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, accounting for 7% of global emissions in 2017, a study said yesterday.

27 Nov 2018


British PM May comes under fire over EU exit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced parliamentary fury yesterday as she set off on the tricky task of convincing mutinous lawmakers to back her divorce deal with the European Union (EU).

25 Nov 2018

Theresa May

Theresa May pens open letter to Britons lauding Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May has written a "letter to the nation" vowing to campaign with "heart and soul" for her Brexit deal once EU leaders sign off on it this weekend.

24 Nov 2018


LG, Huawei trademark names for their foldable phones: Details here

Samsung is planning to launch its unnamed foldable device in coming months, but as we all know, it is not the only player in this game.

China: Two more satellites added to BDS, the GPS rival

China has added two more satellites to its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which rivals the US Global Positioning System (GPS).

14 Nov 2018

Emmanuel Macron

Trump criticizes Macron over European defense remarks, again

Donald Trump yesterday launched another attack against Emmanuel Macron over the French President's call for a European army, a proposal the US leader earlier had dubbed "insulting."

28 Oct 2018


Far greater India-UK cooperation on issue of fugitives: Indian envoy

India's outgoing High Commissioner to the UK, YK Sinha, believes he is concluding his tenure at a time when there is far greater cooperation between both governments.

09 Oct 2018


Bulgarian journalist brutally raped and murdered for investigating EU corruption?

In an incident that has sparked international condemnation, a Bulgarian TV journalist was found brutally raped and murdered in a park at Ruse on Saturday.

10 Sep 2018

Theresa May

UK: Boris Johnson slammed over sexual liaisons, latest Brexit jibe

Britain's former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson yesterday came under fire from different sides of his Conservative Party in the wake of a controversial dossier on his personal life and his attack on British PM Theresa May by comparing her Brexit plans with a "suicide vest".

03 Sep 2018

Delhi Government

Delhi govt looking at microdot technology to curb vehicle thefts

The Delhi government's Home Department is looking at a microdot technology to curb incidents of motor vehicle thefts in Delhi, an official said.

31 Aug 2018


400 students selected for studies in Europe under EU-funded scholarship

A total of 400 students have been selected for higher studies in Europe this year under the EU-funded Erasmus Mundus scholarship and 73 of them are joining this semester itself, said an official statement.

China successfully tests first hypersonic aircraft capable of carrying nuclear-weapons

China today announced that it has successfully tested its first cutting-edge hypersonic aircraft which could carry nuclear warheads and penetrate any current generation anti-missile defense systems.

03 Aug 2018


Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa wins presidential election

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is now the Zimbabwe President , the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said today, in an election marred by deadly violence and opposition allegations of vote rigging.

25 Jul 2018


KitKat loses 16-year-old case to trademark its 4-fingered wafer bar

After a decade-long battle to trademark its four-finger wafer shape, KitKat-maker Nestle has been asked to take a break by the European Court of Justice.

16 Jul 2018

Russia News

Trump put to test over his 'friendship' moves with Russia

After months of anticipation, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet today in Finland's capital Helsinki to put to the test the US President's ambition to forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief.

10 Jul 2018


Google might face a record penalty in the EU

Google might be facing a record penalty this month from European regulators over what they hold to be an unfair trade practice.

09 Jul 2018

Theresa May

Britain's Brexit Minister steps down; major blow to PM May

Britain's Brexit Minister David Davis and one of his deputies have resigned in a major blow to British PM Theresa May as she tries to unite her party to retain strong economic ties with the European Union.

07 Jul 2018


UK's new visa opens opportunities for Indian scientists, researchers

The UK has launched new visas that will be open to overseas scientists and researchers, to encourage the growth of UK's research sector.

29 Jun 2018

Russia News

EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia for 6 months

European Union leaders agreed to extend punishing economic sanctions against Russia for six months over the conflict in Ukraine, the European Council, comprising 28 leaders, said after a summit in Brussels.

27 Jun 2018


Trump wants people to come to US through merit-based immigration-system

US President Donald Trump today said he wants foreign workers to come to the US through a merit-based immigration system so as to meet the demands of companies that are moving into America in greater numbers.

26 Jun 2018

Donald Trump

Harley-Davidson to make bikes out of US, owing to trade-war

It seems that US President Donald Trump's forceful push to make America great again has returned to bite him in the back.

14 Jun 2018


London, leading European destination for Indian tech investment

London has emerged as the leading European destination for Indian entrepreneurs with the technology sector bringing in a large chunk of investments from India, according to new data released on Thursday.

01 Jun 2018


Spanish PM ousted from office after no-confidence vote

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was ousted from office today following a no-confidence vote in the Parliament, marking the first time such an incident has happened in modern Spanish history.

19 May 2018


Amitabh Bachchan honored for being 'Bridge-builder between India and Europe'

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honored by the European Union for strengthening Europe-India cultural ties.