Knowing how to manage and exploit Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the keys to boosting innovation and competitiveness in Europe. The European IPR Helpdesk is funded by the European Commission to increase awareness on IP, and support SMEs involved in transnational partnership agreements and EU-funded project beneficiaries in their IP related issues through a range of free-of-charge services including a Helpline, training events and publications.
The European IPR Helpdesk is a service initiative funded by the European Commission offering information, individual support and training in the field of Intellectual Property (IP). The service is targeted at researchers and European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) participating in EU-funded collaborative research projects. In addition it addresses SMEs involved in international business and technology transfer processes.
Whether you need personal support on a specific IP issue, want to be informed about the latest developments in the world of IP and Innovation in Europe, or are interested in a training session on IP – the European IPR Helpdesk is the right partner to turn to.
At a glance, the European IPR Helpdesk provides the following services – and all of them are offered free of charge:
- Helpline: Register with the European IPR Helpdesk website, or get in touch via phone or fax to receive support on your specific IP issue from a team of experienced legal specialists within no more than three working days.
- Newsletter & Bulletin: Subscribe to the European IPR Helpdesk email newsletter and Bulletin to keep track on latest developments in the field of IP
- Online Library: Download fact sheets, case studies, guides and informative materials from an extensive online library.
- Training & Events: Sign up to regular free IP webinars, or meet the IPR Helpdesk team at training events and conferences.
To know more about the EU IPR Helpdesk, visit the IPR Helpdesk website.