Intellectual property rights play an important role in promoting innovation and protecting investment, in particular in the digital and green economy. That is why the European Commission works to harmonise and enhance laws relating to intellectual property rights in the EU, and to ensure that a level playing field is available at global level.
The European Commission IP Helpdesk is hosting a training course on the important of IP for SMES
After the training, participants should be able to address the following:
What is Intellectual Property (IP)?
What are Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)?
Common problems of SMEs in their day to day activities? Why should I deal with IP/IPR issues?
Why should IP be an integral part of my business strategy? How can IP be a business asset?
Which IP protection tools exist/can I use (e. g. trademarks, patents etc.)? How do I use intellectual property to grow my business?
To which institutions can I turn for help?