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!
Check out the factsheet that highlights key changes of the new Copyright Bill, which was tabled by the Ministry of Law in Parliament on 6 July and expected to come into effect in November 2021.
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A major overhaul of Singapore copyright law is in the works. A new Copyright Bill that is expected to be enacted in November this year will introduce a number of new rights and exceptions that are not found in the current Copyright Act. Our previous article on this topic focused on...
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This article is to explain the bond system and the procedure of the Customs seizure.
The new Delhi High Court dedicated IP Division (IPD) will hear matters including: IP-related lawsuits, revocation of applications, cancellation of applications, appeals from the Indian IP Office, and all other proceedings that, in the past, would have been managed by the IPAB
Would you like to know more about the creation of this brand new Latin American Network of IP and Gender?
Software can be protected under copyright law in China. Many foreign companies are unfamiliar with how to record software copyright in China, and how to keep the source code confidential during the recordal.
Negotiations for the first digital trade agreement between an Asian country and a European country kicked off on June 28, 2021 when Singapore’s minister of trade relations S. Iswaran and United Kingdom’s (UK) trade secretary Liz Truss spoke via videoconference to begin talks...