WIPO – Now Available: Madrid System Q2 Webinars Programme

Spring 2022 arrives with more interactive webinars. For this second quarter, we bring our focus to our online services and avoiding mistakes and irregularities, as well as some practical cases. Remember, you will receive a certificate of attendance for each webinar. Online registration can be had here   New to the Madrid System?In case you … More WIPO – Now Available: Madrid System Q2 Webinars Programme

M&S renews Hirestreet partnership with launch of new spring rental collection

  British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S), has released its second rental collection with Hirestreet, marking the biggest ever retailer collaboration for the UK’s leading accessible fashion rental platform. For the first time, M&S Collection is included in the collection, which includes 40 new season womenswear pieces from M&S’s in-house labels, Autograph and Per Una, … More M&S renews Hirestreet partnership with launch of new spring rental collection

Adidas and Allbirds launches low-carbon running sneakers in 4 cool colourways

    Sportswear giant Adidas and sustainability-focused footwear brand Allbirds, have launched the latest iteration of their low carbon emission shoes, dubbed the Adizero x Allbirds 2.94 KG CO2e. The shoe, which will be available in four colors, is the new iteration of last year’s FutureCraft.Footprint shoes, with each pair having a carbon footprint of … More Adidas and Allbirds launches low-carbon running sneakers in 4 cool colourways

OECD Declaration on a Resilient and Healthy Environment for All and other news

  Ministers and high-level representatives from the OECD’s 38 member countries and the European Union, as well as Bulgaria, Croatia, Peru and Romania, committed in a formal OECD Declaration today to intensify their work on climate and the environment. It includes doing more to curb biodiversity loss, address plastic pollution, align finance with environmental objectives and … More OECD Declaration on a Resilient and Healthy Environment for All and other news

Federal Council wants Switzerland to join six European research infrastructures

  On April 13, 2022, the Federal Council submitted the Dispatch on Switzerland’s access to six European research infrastructure networks to Parliament. Access to these networks will enable Swiss researchers to participate actively and on an equal footing. Switzerland participates as an observer in eight research infrastructure networks with the legal form European Research Infrastructure … More Federal Council wants Switzerland to join six European research infrastructures

Ukraine: Switzerland’s Adoption of further EU sanctions against Russia and Belarus

On April 13, 2022 the  Swiss Federal Council took the decision to adopt the new EU sanctions against Russia and Belarus. Amendments to the corresponding ordinances are being prepared. Furthermore, the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) has imposed financial sanctions and travel restrictions on a further 200 individuals. On  April 8, … More Ukraine: Switzerland’s Adoption of further EU sanctions against Russia and Belarus