EASME manages a number of intellectual property (IP) initiatives including IP Helpdesks for supporting SMEs.
Intellectual property right helpdesks
The helpdesks offer free of charge, first-line advice and support to European SMEs on IPR matters. Users can get in touch with lawyers and get a qualified answer or examination of individual IP issues, take part in training or webinars, etc.
The four Helpdesks cover different regions of the world:
- Europe (For entrepreneurs the IP SME corner is the most relevant part of the website)
- Latin America
- South-East Asia
Protecting intellectual property to boost business - Euronews - 30/10/2015
INNOVACCESS – The European Network of National Intellectual Property Offices
The aim is to streamline IP services for SMEs that are provided by the individual national offices. Value added tools for businesses (toolbox, cost calculator, etc.) are available on the INNOVACESS website.