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India IP SME Helpdesk

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

India services

The India IP SME Helpdesk supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the European Union (EU) and COSME associated countries to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) rights in or relating to India 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, collaborators and the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Helpline

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

Do you have a question about IP?

Submit your question and receive an answer from our IP experts within 3 working days – and it’s free of charge!

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Training

The Helpdesk offers on-site and online training activities that cover relevant IP topics for EU SMEs and entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses to India.

IP resources library

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

IP Tools

IP innovative tools for pre-evaluating costs related to IP management in India and self-evaluation to measure your status in terms of IP management and IP knowledge.

Contact us

Please get in touch with us for further information or if you have any questions regarding our services.

E-mail: india@iprhelpdesk.eu

Phone number: Europe (Spain): +34 96 590 70 70

Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 9:00 to 17:00 (CET/CEST), except Spanish Bank holidays.

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The number of patents granted in India in the past few years has risen by a staggering 572%, from 4,227 in 2013 to 28,391 patents in 2021. Now, the Indian government is striving to bolster the country's IPR ecosystem even further.

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Blog

The India IP SME Helpdesk team welcomes you warmly to its blog, where you will find updated information concerning Intellectual Property Rights in India, as well as other interesting information about SMEs, internationalisation, R&D or innovation.

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Compulsory license is an authorization granted by the Government to a third party to use a patent without the consent of the patent owner who has been taking undue advantage of exclusive rights granted by patent. Indian follows international standards on the grant of these specific licences.

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