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Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Intellectual property rights (IPR) protect those who have created an invention, design, symbol, commercial name or image. Examples include trademarks and patents as well as geographical indications, which come under the EU quality schemes for agricultural products. 

More on EU quality schemes for agricultural products

More on geographical indications and bilateral agreements between the EU and third countries

IPR Helpdesks

Need expert advice on a specific IPR issue? Ask an expert via one of the IPR helpdesks.

For advice on European cross-border activities, contact the European IPR Helpdesk. If you are active
– or considering becoming active
– in China, Latin America or South-East Asia, select the relevant helpdesk for region-specific information.