Last checked: 05/10/2022

Intellectual property rights

Protecting your intellectual property has several benefits:

For further information on intellectual property, personalised support and trade mark registration, check the digital officeOpen as an external link of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

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European IPR Helpdesk

Free advice and training on intellectual property management for EU co-funded projects or transnational business deals.


National support measures, registration procedures and information on legislation provided by IP offices from 30 European countries.

IPR SME Helpdesk

Free advice and business tools to manage your intellectual property in China, Latin America and South-East Asia

European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Learn about intellectual property rights in the EU, get free personalised support and apply online for trade mark or design registration.

Do you have questions on operating a business cross-border, for example exporting or expanding to another EU country? If so, the Enterprise Europe Network can give you free advice.

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