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In recent years, companies have been taking advantage of novel, innovative technologies like blockchain and Artificial Intelligence for conducting business, but also interacting with each other in new ways.

IP & Thematic Areas

In recent years, companies have been taking advantage of novel, innovative technologies like blockchain and Artificial Intelligence for conducting business, but also interacting with each other in new ways. This new reality creates a challenge for companies, too, as they have to decide how to protect their intellectual assets in a more globalised and dynamic world. It is now relatively easy to expand business abroad with the risk of having a trade mark or a technology stolen by a competitor. Therefore, preparation in advance is the key to success.

It is sometimes difficult to apply the traditional concepts of IP to new technologies, so how can you protect and successfully exploit new technologies, business processes and creations, when doing business?

 

Artificial Intelligence & Block Chain

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the most important and potentially most revolutionary technological advancements of the 21st century, playing a major role in industries ranging from automated driving to language and speech recognition.

Similarly, blockchain technology is emerging as an important technology in sectors ranging from property and banking to food safety. It is also having an impact on the legal sector. For European SMEs wanting to secure intellectual property such as trade marks, copyrights and trade secrets, blockchain could be an extremely useful asset, especially in those jurisdictions where blockchain-based evidence is recognised in court.

AI & Blockchain

China IP Helpdesk

China IP SME Helpdesk - IPR Protection for AI Technology & Application of Blockchain in China
English
(15.91 MB - PDF)
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China IP SME Helpdesk - Industry 4.0 and IP Protection
English
(1.23 MB - PDF)
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Latin America IP Helpdesk

Latin America IP SME Helpdesk - Managing IPR in relation to Internet of things
English
(2.72 MB - PDF)
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Latin America IP SME Helpdesk - IP in the ICT sector
English
(3.07 MB - PDF)
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South-East Asia IP Helpdesk

South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk - IP Protection for the Smart Cities Industries in South-East Asia
English
(995.82 KB - PDF)
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South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk - IP Protection in South-East Asia for the Financial Technologies Industry
English
(802.73 KB - PDF)
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E-Commerce

The internet has become a popular and easy channel for product distribution around the world. It has created a marketplace of around 3.400 million internet users in the world, and is still expanding. Apart from being a forum for legitimate vendors and original products, the internet is also used by illegal and unscrupulous businesses as a platform for the distribution of counterfeit goods which infringe intellectual property rights (IPR).

China IP Helpdesk

China IP SME Helpdesk - How to Remove Counterfeit Products from E-commerce websites
English
(1.16 MB - PDF)
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Latin America IP Helpdesk

Latin America IP SME Helpdesk - How to protect your IPR online
English
(1.52 MB - PDF)
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South-East Asia IP Helpdesk

South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk - How to Remove Counterfeit Goods from e-commerce Sites in South-East Asia
English
(857.77 KB - PDF)
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Trade Fairs & Brokerage Events

For companies considering moving into international markets, trade fairs and brokerage events are key channels to introduce their products to a new market, expand their visibility and customer base and seek partners for manufacturing, distribution and retail. For many European SMEs, exhibiting at a major trade fair may be the first step towards internationalisation. However, as well as providing business opportunities, trade fairs also pose risks for exhibitors by exposing new products, technology, designs and brands to those who would copy the efforts of others for their own financial gain. For this reason, companies should learn how to design their own IP protection strategy.

Trade Fairs

China IP Helpdesk

China IP SME Helpdesk - How to Secure Effective Evidence at Trade Fairs
English
(920.78 KB - PDF)
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China IP SME Helpdesk - IP Strategy for European SMEs at Trade Fairs in China
English
(1.16 MB - PDF)
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Latin America IP Helpdesk

Latin America IP SME Helpdesk - IP at Trade Fairs in Brazil
English
(2.69 MB - PDF)
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South-East Asia IP Helpdesk

South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk - Protecting your IP at Trade Fairs in South-East Asia
English
(3.37 MB - PDF)
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South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk - Guide for Partnering and Matchmaking Events in South-East Asia
English
(1.46 MB - PDF)
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