What are IPRs (Intellectual Property Rights)
The OHIM/OAMI is the official trade marks and designs office of the European Union. It registers the Community trade mark and registered Community design, which are essential components of the European single market. The Office proposes quick guides to intellectual property, trademarks and designs.
Here you can find general information on trademarks, patents, copyrights, design protection, trade secrets and how to protect them, as well as information on specific rules (plant varieties, biotechnological inventions, topographies of semiconductors, geographical indications and indications of origin, information society and product packaging). The website also offers information about licensing agreements.