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Catalogue of online tools for business about IPR

This catalogue has been developed as part of our ongoing co-operation with the USA in the EU-US IPR Working Group and also contains links to materials developed by the US administration to aid businesses.

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basic info on Intellectual property rights

Your Europe

Information for SMEs on EU and National, policies, legislation and support

Innovaccess

General information on domestic, foreign and international IPR to SMEs and academia in Europe provided by Innovaccess as a part of the IPeuropAware project (EU-funded project)

European Patent Office - Inventors' handbook

and

European Patent Office - A step-by-step guide to the grant procedure

Handbook on the complete innovation process from invention to commercial product

A step-by-step guide "How to apply for a European patent"

China IPR - Help Desk

IPR training guide - Helpdesk for SMEs on IPR issues related to China (EU-funded project)

IPR Helpdesk

IP in FP7 and on IP management - Helpdesk on Intellectual Property Rights related issues in EU-funded projects and transnational partnerships (FP7, CIP) (EU-funded project)

National IP Assistance Platforms

Good Practice Guide for Intellectual Property, illustrated by SME case studies; national [Luxembourg, Spain, Greece and Italy] (EU-funded project)

advanced info on IPR

Innovaccess

Begins with basic info. For advanced info see further link from this page

European Patent Office - Inventors' handbook

and

European Patent Office - A step-by-step guide to the grant procedure

Begins with basic info. For advanced info see further link from this page

China IPR - Help Desk

and

China IPR Help Desk-FAQs

Basic and advanced info on IPR issues classified according to business issue from R&D to sales and distribution

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further info on how to deal with IP issues in China classified according to individual rights. Choose the options at the top

IPR Helpdesk - FAQs

Info on IPR issues in EU funded research programmes and also general about IPR classified per rights

direct advice on IPR

IPR Helpline

Query form to submit questions related to IPR in EU funded research programmes

China IPR Help Desk - Ask a question

Query form to submit questions by EU SMEs related to IPR issues in China

SME cases studies

European Patent Office - Small and medium enterprise case studies

SME cases studies showing how they have managed to cope with IP issue within their limited resources

China IPR Help Desk - Case studies

IP related cases faced by EU SMEs in China, classified according to individual rights. Choose the options at the top

IP4INNO - Case studies

SME case studies are among the articles listed

National IP Assistance Platforms - Good Practice Guide for Intellectual Property

Good Practice Guide - includes also SME case studies (EU-funded project)

e-learning resources

IP4INNO - Overview of e-learning resources in the area of intellectual property in Europe

Links to existing e-learning resources in Europe

course, training, seminar on IPR

IPR Helpdesk - Events

Information on courses and events provided by the IPR Helpdesk

European Patent Office - Events

Searchable database of IPR related events in Europe

China IPR Helpdesk - Events

Information on courses and events provided by the China IPR Helpdesk look at the events window

a search engine for existing registered IPRs (Patents, Trademarks and Designs

World Intellectual Property Organization - Intellectual Property Digital Library

free of charge patent, trademark, design and few other rights search database [only rights internationally registered]

Espacenet

free of charge search databases for patents registered in many world jurisdictions

institutions registering IPR

Your Europe - Protecting intellectual property

You find EU level institutions on the page. For National institutions click on the relevant flag

Innovaccess

Click on the country. You access contact information of the office and with links on the top information on procedures to register various IP rights

European Patent Office - Patent offices of member states

Link to national offices of all 36 Members of the European Patent Organisation

legislation on IPR

Your Europe - Protecting intellectual property

You find EU level legislation on the page. For National legislation click on the relevant flag

how to report an infringement to Customs in Europe

DG Taxation and Customs

Manuals for application for action to Customs Administration, addresses of relevant offices and application forms

how to report 'Red Alert' or 'New Trends' to Customs in Europe

DG Taxation and Customs

Scroll to bottom of entire page for these forms for use in specific situations

access to IPR or innovation support

National IP Assistance Platforms

Link to query forms about IPR services provided by partners of the LIIP project [Luxembourg, Spain, Greece, Italy]

Innovaccess

See: Inventory of IPR Enforcement Support Measures. Measures for each country

IP4INNO

Contacts to bodies providing innovation support in Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Spain and Turkey; also scheme of the system

articles about IPR

IP4INNO

IP articles gathered by the IP4INNO project. Training materials for SME and innovation support organisations

info on policies at European Union level

DG Internal Market and Services

IPR legislation and general policies, including fight against counterfeiting and piracy (DG Internal Market)

DG Trade - Intellectual property

Trade-related aspects of IPR policy (DG Trade)

DG Taxation and Customs

Customs measures and activities against Counterfeiting and Piracy (DG Taxation and Customs Union)

DG Enterprise and Industry

IPR issues related to innovation policy (DG Enterprise and Industry)

Europa-Intellectual property and technology transfer

R&D-related IPR questions (DG Research)

 

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