Resources for SMEs

The following organisations provide a range of tools, support and case studies for SMEs interested in realising the full potential from intellectual property.

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European Commission DG Grow IP and SMEs

DG GROW recognizes that Intellectual property IP can improve the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises SMEs and provide a potential source of revenue. Useful information may be found on this page such as expert group reports and a selection of Commission’s backed projects on IPR for SMEs.

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European Commission DG Grow IP and SMEs

European IPR Helpdesk

This project, funded by the European Commission, offers factsheets, case studies, guides and other informative materials for SMEs on IP issues. It also provides a helpline service, training and events.

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European IPR Helpdesk

European Patent Office (EPO)

The EPO has produced a series of case studies on European SMEs that are leveraging the power of patents and other IP rights to achieve business success.

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European Patent Office (EPO)

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

WIPO offers a database of articles and resources for SMEs on IP rights and benefits.

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World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)