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Deadline Date:
07-05-2013 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
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    1. Additional information

    please note extended deadline 07/05/2013
    The overall objective of this call for proposals is to provide support services to assist EU SMEs to both protect and enforce their intellectual property rights in or relating to the MERCOSUR region including Chile.
    The applicants will have to define the target countries of their choice as set out in the call for proposals.
    The specific objectives for the Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk are:
     To provide first line advice services on IPR protection and enforcement in the covered region as well as expert liaison and signposting services;
     To provide a multi-lingual web portal for IPR protection in the MERCOSUR region;
     To develop and provide materials for legal background support for EU SMEs;
     To provide trainers and training materials on MERCOSUR IPR enforcement and related subjects for SME workshops and clinics in the EU and around the covered region;
     To create a network to inform SMEs on latest IPR developments and available support for enforcement;
     To monitor selected IPR cases and follow IP policy affecting SMEs in the MERCOSUR region;
     To participate in trade fairs or 'partenariat' events;
     To provide basic support for initial contacts with local law enforcement agencies in the MERCOSUR region.
    Questions on this call for proposals can be submitted in writing by sending an e-mail to: ENTR-CFP-12-B-ASMER@ec.europa.eu

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    2. Latest Information

    • 29-04-2013 12:01:56

      Due to the publication of a corrigendum and a series of replies to questions, shortly before the deadline for the submission of proposals, the Commission decided to extend this deadline to allow applicants to take into account the clarifications.
      The current deadline for submission of proposals is: 07/05/2013 at 17:00:00 CET

    • 26-04-2013 14:59:22

      The submission session is now available for: CIP-EIP-GEN

    • 26-03-2013 16:45:35

      The submission session is now available for: CIP-EIP-GEN

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    3. Information Package

    Download all documents
    (EN only, incl. the additional docs.)
    • Call for proposal de es pt en fr
    • Corrigendum deadline de en es fr
    • Corrigendum footnote 8 de en es fr
    • Model agreement en
    • Guide for applicants en
    • Questions and answers I en
    • questions and answers II en
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    4. Additional Documents

    • Questions and answers I en
    • Questions and answers II en
    • Questions and answers III en
    • Questions and answers IV en
    • Questions and answers V en
    • Questions and answers VI en
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    5. Electronic Proposal Submission

    No submission system is open for this call.

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    6. Get Support

    The electronic submissions system and the technical support e-mail will be available soon for this call.
    Translations of the call text in French, German, Portuguese and Spanish may become available at a later stage.
    The e-mail address for questions regarding content of the call is mentioned above in the call description.