Search for advice on intellectual property for small and medium enterprise.
This area enables you to perform an advanced search for a wide selection of articles, case studies and best practices for small and medium-sized enterprises on topics ranging from basic info on patents and other kinds of intellectual property, through patent information, to building a business with intellectual property.
Would you first like to know more about what intellectual property is? See our "Basic definitions" page.
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See a definition of a patent. This category includes information on preparing patent applications, filing, the grant procedures, costs, the role of the patent attorney. Here you will also find information on protection for utility models and plant varieties.
See a definition of unregistered IP. This category includes information on copyright and other types of unregistered intellectual property right.
"Soft" intellectual property
See a definition of "soft" intellectual property. This category includes information on know-how, trade secrets, confidentiality, etc.
Other industrial property
See a definition of industrial property. Here you will find information on trade marks and designs.
See a definition of patent information. Here you will find facts about technical and legal information in patent documents or literature, classification schemes, patent mapping, different databases, searching for patent documents and interpreting results.
Commercialisation of intellectual property
Learn about licensing, contracts, valuing intellectual property, selling and buying technology.
Building a business
Read about drafting a business plan, sources of finance, innovation support in different countries.
Enforcement of intellectual property
See a definition of IP enforcement. Here you will find information on infringement of rights (including counterfeiting and piracy), mediation, settlement of disputes, litigation.
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Countries covered by the articles
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Who the texts are for
The ip4inno project focused on:
small and medium-sized enterprises (read the definition)
the general public
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