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!
Are you interested in registering a position trade mark in Brazil?
On 21 October, the ‘Africa IP SME Helpdesk’ will be launched in Rome, under the auspices of the EU-African SME Summit 2021. From this date, EU businesses will be able to find detailed and practical information on African intellectual property matters at the Helpdesk’s online hub
An outline of good practices surrounding the protection of confidential project information.
Would you like to read more about the revocation of Article 229-C of the Brazilian IP Law?
Compulsory license is an authorization granted by the Government to a third party to use a patent without the consent of the patent owner who has been taking undue advantage of exclusive rights granted by patent. Indian follows international standards on the grant of these specific licences.
As the first university in Andhra Pradesh, Andhra University has prepared an extensive ‘Intellectual Property Policy'.
The number of patents granted in India in the past few years has risen by a staggering 572%, from 4,227 in 2013 to 28,391 patents in 2021. Now, the Indian government is striving to bolster the country's IPR ecosystem even further.
The sixth application window of the EUIPO's SME Fund was launched on 1 October 2021 and remains open until 31 October 2021.
Do not miss your chance and apply now.
Latest news regarding IP developments in Europe
On 29 and 30 September 2021, the European Observatory, which is hosted by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), gathered for the annual plenary meeting. Main topics centred around IP crime and the ongoing global impact of IPR infringement.
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