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Africa IP SME Helpdesk

A first-line IP assistance service for European SMEs that operate or intend to access the African market and look to improve their global competitiveness.

About us

Find more information about the team, partners and the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


Our Intellectual Property experts provide professional, confidential and tailor-made answers to your IP-related questions within a maximum of 3 working days

IP Resources Library

This library provides open-access IP materials especially designed for EU SMEs doing business in Africa

Contact us

E-mail: africa [dot] iphelpdeskateuipo [dot] europa [dot] eu (africa[dot]iphelpdesk[at]euipo[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Phone Number: Europe (Spain): +34 96 513 9810

Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 8:30 to 18:30 (CET/CEST)

Africa – upcoming events

Africa - Latest News

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In recent years, Africa has transformed in the area of commerce. As African entrepreneurs and foreign investors seize their share at an early stage, it is crucial to recognise the pivotal role intellectual property (IP) plays in this dynamic landscape.

  • 4 min read

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