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Africa IP SME Helpdesk

Africa 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.

The Africa IP SME Helpdesk supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the European Union (EU) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) rights in/or relating to Africa by providing free information and services. These comprise jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, as well as training, materials and online resources.

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


Phone Number: Europe (Spain): +34 965 139 100

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

Africa - Latest News

News article |

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently launched a new initiative aimed at forging the next generation of intellectual property (IP) leaders. The Young Experts Program is designed to expose young people with high potential to the technical and policy aspects of IP.

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