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Exploitation of European databases of images protected by IPR

Objective

Difficulties to access publicly available IPR information for non-specialists often result in fraud, which has a dramatic impact on Europe's economy. Currently, access to registered images (trademark logos, industrial designs, etc.) is offered through formal textual description, which is timely and demands professional support.

eMage demonstrates an Internet-based service, providing easy and multilingual access to databases of trademarks and industrial designs. These databases are populated and maintained by European IP Offices and SMEs.

eMage exploits a prototype system that identifies images in large databases using pattern recognition technology, plus natural language access to classification information. The service will be demonstrated in two contexts:

- Non-professional users (SMEs) and customs authorities looking for counterfeit goods in airports or ports, using a digital camera and having access to the Internet;
- Sustainability of the service and agreement at a European level between IP Offices.

Funding Scheme

DEM - Demonstration contracts

Coordinator

Intrasoft International S.A
Address
Route De Thionville, 89 - 91
2611 Howald
Luxembourg

Participants (6)

Institut National de la Propriété Intellectuelle
France
Address
Rue De Saint-petersbourg, 26 Bis
75800 Paris
Instituto Naciona da Propiedade Industrial
Portugal
Address
Campo Das Cebolas
1149-035 Lisbon
LTU Technologies
France
Address
Rue Pierre Charron, 57
75008 Paris
Lingway
France
Address
Rue Ledru Rollin, 33 - 35
94200 Ivry-sur-seine
Magyar Szabadalmi Hivatal
Hungary
Address
Garibaldi Utca, 2
1054 Budapest
Österreichisches Patentamt - Teilrechtsfähigkeit
Austria
Address
Dresdner Strasse, 87
1200 Vienna