European IP Helpdesk
The European IP Helpdesk is a service managed by the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), with policy guidance provided by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow). It supports cross-border SME and research activities to manage, disseminate and valorise technologies and other Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and IP assets at an EU level. Offering a broad range of informative material, a Helpline service for direct IP support and on-site and online training, the European IP Helpdesk's main goal is to support IP capacity building along the full scale of IP practices: from awareness to strategic use and successful exploitation. This strengthening of IP competencies focuses on EU SMEs, participants and candidates in EU-funded projects, and EU innovation stakeholders for an increased translation of IP into the EU innovation ecosystem.
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 IP Helpdesk is the right partner to turn to.
At a glance, the European IP Helpdesk provides the following services – all of them are offered free of charge:
• Helpline: Register on the European IP 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 IP 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 free webinars or meet the team at training events and conferences.