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Our IP Guides provide you with comprehensive overviews on specific fields of intellectual property rights (IPR) and IP management, including practical tips and further resources.

Your Guide to IP in Horizon 2020

 

Your Guide to IP in Horizon 2020

Horizon.2020 is the current EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation with nearly €80 billion of funding available from 2014-2020. Being the financial instrument to implement the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative, Horizon 2020 aims to ensure Europe’s global competitiveness and to create smart and sustainable growth in the European Union. The purpose of this guide is to provide you with basic facts on central Intellectual Property (IP) aspects in Horizon 2020 projects.

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Your Guide to IP Commercialisation

 

Your Guide to IP Commercialisation

Commercialisation is the process of turning products and services into a commercially viable value. Concerning Intellectual Property (IP), this term can be more specifically defined as the process of bringing IP to the market in view of future profits and business growth. The purpose of this guide is to provide you with basic facts on Intellectual Property (IP) aspects in commercialisation activities.

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Your Guide to IP in Europe

 

Your Guide to IP in Europe

Intellectual property (IP) management is a key element in improving the competitiveness of any company. Unfortunately, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) often lack the time, resources, or knowledge to address IP matters. This guide aims at providing answers to some of the main IP issues often faced by SMEs. It has been developed on the basis of the answers to some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) submitted by users through the European IP Helpdesk website and Helpline.

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Your Guide to IP and Contracts

 

Your Guide to IP and Contracts

IP can be transferred or licensed, offered to enter into cooperation agreements or contributed as capital in a joint venture. Protecting and managing IP through well-drafted agreements is key for business success. Therefore, the purpose of this guide on IP and contracts is to be a useful tool regarding IP exploitation and management. It aims to help businesses better understand contracts in the IP field and to get an idea on different key points and how these should be drafted.

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Your Guide to Trade Mark and Design Searches

 

Your Guide to Trade Mark and Design Searches

Beyond its most common use for anteriority searches, intellectual property (IP) searches are invaluable tools to collect and analyse data, as they can be utilised for gathering competitive information. The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the basics of trade mark and design searches performed through the most commonly used free-of-charge online databases.

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Making the Most of Your H2020 Project

 

Making the Most of Your H2020 Project

Communication, dissemination and exploitation are key components of every Horizon 2020 project. Yet, there is still some confusion on what the terms really mean and how the corresponding activities relate to each other. This guide provides you with insights into the individual concepts, the relation between them and their role in boosting the impact of Horizon 2020 projects.

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Your Guide to IP Management in International Business

 

Your Guide to IP Management in International Business

Taking your business international can be quite challenging and may entail a number of risks, especially for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). It may be intimidating to properly address all relevant financial and regulatory aspects linked to such a step, while at the same time reaching out to potential business partners abroad. This guide provides you with basic facts on Intellectual Property (IP) aspects in international business.

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