The objective of this grant is to increase business development and innovation of enterprises, particularly SMEs, through improving their awareness and use of intellectual property rights and their ability to protect those rights and to fight counterfeiting.
In addition to deliver broad-based SME awareness and enforcement actions, the project will address specific sectoral needs (textiles, leather, footwear, furniture, ...) and support IPR usage in international research and technology transfer projects.
The action will cover all forms of IPR, both those formally registered (patents, designs, trade marks etc.) and those protected by non-registered or informal methods (non-disclosure agreements, trade secrets etc.).