IPR (SME corner)

Useful information for managing intellectual property rights in your business and projects.

Today’s economy is increasingly driven by intangible values like knowledge, inventiveness and creativity. The European IPR Helpdesk believes that the ability to turn these ideas into innovative business ideas is an essential asset for the competitiveness of your company – now and in the future. However, innovating involves costs, as well as risks of being copied by competitors. This is why the professional management of your intellectual property rights (trade marks, designs, copyrights or patents, among others) is crucial to ensure that you can make the most of your company’s or research project’s innovative potential. By granting you a time-limited form of monopoly, intellectual property rights offers you the chance to enjoy a return on the investment done, while helping you prevent others from free-riding on your efforts. Intellectual property is indeed your ticket to innovation.

With this in mind the European IPR Helpdesk brings you the IP SME Corner, containing useful information for European Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) interested in intellectual property. 

Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on September 24, 2015
Modified on September 24, 2015