The SME Helpdesk supports European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) rights.
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Copyright protects artistic, literary and scientific works ranging from books, music, paintings, sculpture and films, to computer programmes, database
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An industrial design is an original creation of an ornamental nature, which, when incorporated in or applied to a product, lends a special appearance
The infringement of intellectual property (IP) rights through, among others, counterfeiting and piracy creates substantial losses to industry
In recent years, companies have been taking advantage of novel, innovative technologies like blockchain and Artificial Intelligence for conducting
Learn more about the importance of Intellectual Property to your business and figure out how you can make money out of it and not lose everything in t
Intellectual property management is key to the successful implementation of collaborative projects and to a sound exploitation of their results.
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A patent is a legal title that can be granted for any invention having a technical character, provided that it is new, involves an ‘inventive step’
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A trade mark is a sign used to distinguish the goods and services of one company from those of others in the market.
A trade secret is information or know-how developed in the context of business or trade, which meets the following requirements: it is secret