Intellectual property matters can be complex and full of legal jargon. The purpose of the IP Helpdesk is to help you navigate this landscape and provide you with the tools to better understand how IP applies to your business, product or R&D activities and results. This will allow you to make informed and strategic decisions regarding your assets.
Please click on the links below to find out more about the different types of IP and IP rights. Or if you would like to get a better grasp of IP in a certain context, you can delve deeper into separate pages on: Getting Started, IP in Business, Enforcement and Infringements, IP & Thematic areas, IP in EU-funded Research Projects.
Click here to find out more about intellectual property basics and to understand how IP could apply to your business.
IP is an integral part of doing business. In this section you will find out how IP applies to various aspects of a business cycle.
There might come a moment that your intellectual property is infringed. If so, you’ll want to enforce your rights. Please click here to find out more about the enforcement of your IP.
IP is an integral part of doing business. The fact that it is so ingrained in nearly everything in a business cycle adds a layer of complexity. In this section we unpack these linkages for you and highlight how IP is linked to a number of key trends and thematic areas.
A strong understanding of IP is essential at various stages of an EU-funded project: starting with a successful proposal, through smooth project implementation to sound exploitation of research results. Here you will find all you need to know about the impact of proficient IP management throughout the lifecycle of a research and innovation project.
Resources and tools
IP resource library
- Country factsheets: Europe | China | Latin America | South-East Asia | India
- IP guides: Europe | China | South-East Asia
- Case studies: Europe | China | Latin America | South-East Asia | India
- Infographics: Europe | China | Latin America | South-East Asia | India
- Videos: Europe | Latin America | South-East Asia | India
Managing IP regionally
IP systems, legislation and practices vary across the world. It is therefore that the IP Helpdesk provides specific information for a number of key regions: China, Europe, India, Latin America and South-east Asia. Click on the links below to find out more about the IP specificities in these regions!
A Brexit reminder, Stag trade marks and the Global Innovation Index
European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) aim to collaborate more closely in the future
A couple of months ago, the Chamber of Deputies & the Senate approved the adherence of Chile to the Agreement of the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Trade marks.
The European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN) brings together the national and regional IP offices of the EU, the EUIPO, and its international partners and customers to build a stronger IP network within the European Union. Now, the EUIPN has launched an improved version of its website.
Would you like to know more about this governmental decision on counterfeits?
The WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center has received the 100th WIPO case under the dispute resolution policy for the .CN and the Asian giant for Top-Level Domain disputes, two years after becoming the only non-Chinese entity entitled to provide this service.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has reached an important milestone by crossing the mark of 1,000 patents registered by researchers and academic institutions in India and abroad.
Would you like to know more about ho can you benefit from this Database?
Many first-time applicants express doubts as to how Open Science obligations can be compatible with IPR.
News in the field of copyright and trademarks
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