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We know that searching for information on IP can be confusing and overwhelming, this is why we bring you resources from some of our partners, that we know are useful for SMEs. If you haven't seen our SMEs area, we recommend you take a look. There you will also find our infographics on the different IP rights (patents, design rights, copyright and trademarks and trade secrets) as well as research, webinar and articles to help you better understand how to use IP to improve your business.
Understanding IP Matters’ explores the IP stories of those who have succeeded in the world of inventions, creative expression, and brands—some with the scars to prove it. It is the first podcast series of its kind to convey the IP story of high-performing inventors and creators in their own words.
Each episode features a different guest entrepreneur to share their view on how IP rights influence success.
This podcast is brought to you by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding, an independent non-profit. CIPU provides outreach within an educational framework to improve IP literacy, promote sharing, and deter theft.
The knowledge economy can be a confusing place. IPBasics.org is designed to make it easy to get the essential information about IP people need know today.
IPBasics.org can be used effectively by everyone from creators, entrepreneurs, educators and students to IP professionals and investors. No prior background is necessary.
The case studies in the IP Advantage database offer insights into how IP works in the real world, and how its successful exploitation can contribute to development.
This guide aims at providing answers to some of the main IP issues often faced by SMEs. It has been developed on the basis of the answers provided by the European IP Helpdesk to some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) submitted by users through the European IP Helpdesk website and Helpline. Moreover, it refers to several reference documents, which are listed at the end of each section for further information.
This series of innovation case studies reveals how innovators can make better use of the IP system to create value. The SME and technology transfer case studies that make up the series showcase technology commercialisation in the main regions in Europe, in a wide range of industries and innovation ecosystems, and using the application of a range of business models.
The Ideas Powered for business SME Fund is a grant scheme designed to help EU small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) intellectual property (IP) rights. The SME Fund is a European Commission initiative implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and will run from 10 January 2022 to 16 December 2022.
Along with having a business plan, every innovative company should have an intellectual property (IP) strategy. Developing an IP strategy is not a one-time event. An IP strategy will evolve with a company’s business goals and should be reviewed regularly.