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European IPR Helpdesk

NEW: Call for tender to renew the service contract relating to the European IPR Helpdesk - DEADLINE 10 September 2013

The management of Intellectual Property (IP) and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is the ticket to innovation and competitiveness in Europe. The European IPR Helpdesk offers free of charge, first-line support on IP and IPR matters to beneficiaries of EU funded research projets and EU SMEs involved in transnational partnership agreements, especially within the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

A Helpline service provides professional advice on specific IP or IPR query. Training events on different aspects of IP management and IPR based on a practical and comprehensive training approach as well as regular publications such as en eMail Newsletter and the Bulletin to keep you updated on the lastest developments in the field of IP and IPR.

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EU Accessible Intellectual Property (IPorta)

This project seeks to strengthen the cooperation between national intellectual property offices (NiPOS) from the Member States and associate countries. Building synergies among NiPOS, with business support organisations and with other IP stakeholders such as the European and China IPR Helpdesk and the Enterprise Europe Network should help SMEs to better integrate IP in their business strategies and better exploit them.

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See also: IPorta submission set (zip, 2.2Mb)

Other initiatives of the European Commission DG Enterprise

Two helpdesks have been set up to offer free business tools to manage intellectual property rights respectively in China and in the ASEAN region. In addition, the MERCOSUR IPR Helpdesk should start its activities at the end of 2013.

China IPR Helpdesk

ASEAN IPR Help desk


Contact for IP projects: Pascale Foujols