European IPR Helpdesk
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.
Want to know more? www.iprhelpdesk.eu
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.
Want to know more? www.innovaccess.eu
See also: IPorta submission set (zip, 2.2Mb)
Current initiatives of the European Commission DG Enterprise
China IPR Helpdesk: free business tools to manage intellectual property rights in China
Want to know more? www.china-iprhelpdesk.eu
Past initiatives: IPeuropAware
The most significant previous activity was the IP Awareness and Enforcement: Modular Based Actions for SMEs project (IPeuropAware). The initiative ended in February 2011 and was financed by the CIP Programme, DG Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission.
Want to know more? IPeuropAware page
Contact for IP projects: FERNANDEZ HORCAJADA Raquel