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Following the initiative of the European Commission the European Network of National Intellectual Property (IP) Offices currently brings together IP offices from 30 European countries. The network particularly aims to streamline IP services for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) that are provided by the individual national offices to offer an improved IP service portfolio for SMEs in Europe. Making them recognize the importance of IP and enabling them to manage and safeguard their intellectual assets is key to ensuring innovation and competitiveness in Europe.

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Set of 4 e-learning modules in Spanish on patents database searching

4 e-Learning modules about patent search in databases (Esp@cenet and INVENES): 3 modules on Esp@cenet, 1 module on INVENES (free Spanish patents database)

Everyone Owns IP - What do you own?

Training material based on real situations, companies might encounter by illustrating different scenarios on how to use the system of intellectual property in order to safeguard intangible assets as w...

Intellectual Assets Questionnaire

A self-evaluation questionnaire to identify and measure Intellectual Assets of a company. It can be used directly by SMEs, but will have most benefit to a business where it is reviewed with a speciali...

IP Marketplace

Web based platform where sellers and buyers of IPR meet, in order to enhance the business potential of IPR and to facilitate IP commercialization by selling or licensing. IP Marketplace covers patents...

IP Panorama

Website providing access to 13 e-learning modules presented as videos and focusing on different subjects: Importance of IP for SMEs - Trademarks and Industrial Designs - Invention and Patent - Trade S...

IPR sectoral guides

4 guides giving information about IPR and counterfeiting specifically for the sectors of textiles & clothing, footwear, leather and furniture. The information may also be interesting for any other tec...

Technological Watch Bulletins

Quarterly, free bulletins containing information relating to the most relevant patents published in specific technological sectors.

InnovAccess Cost Tool

The Cost tool allows users to evaluate the different costs related to the acquisition and maintenance of IP rights in European countries.

How to protect your creation?

This interactive guide will enable users to find relevant information on the IPR system related to her/his innovative ideas or products. The online tool will automatically guide the user to relevant i...

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Patent Information Conference 2014 (2014-11-04)

Host: European Patent Office in co-operation with the Polish Patent Office"Patent information is a top priority for the EPO"EPO President, Benoît Battistelli, at the Patent Information Conference on 24 October 2013. Save the date! The EPO Patent Information Conference 2014 will take place in Warsaw, Poland from 4 to 6 November 2014. It will be th...

Patent searching for advanced users (2014-10-13)

The "Patent searching for advanced users" seminar (also known as EPIAS) is aimed at participants of intermediate and advanced levels as well as those who have already completed one of our "Patent searching for beginners" (EPIBS). It will be in the form of a four day training seminar building up on the "Patent searching for beginners" seminar.Organ...

Patent searching for beginners (2014-09-08)

The "Patent searching for beginners" seminar (also known as EPIBS) is aimed at new and future users of patent information.Participants in the beginners seminar will receive a thorough grounding in patent searching and should be able to understand and work with the EPO's basic patent information products and services after the four day course.Organi...

IX edition of the International Symposium (2014-09-04)

IX edition of the International SymposiumIP in Innovative EconomyBringing Innovations to Market: Turning Knowledge into ProfitOn 4-5 September, 2014, the International Cultural Centre in Kraków will host the IX edition of the International Symposium IP in Innovative Economy which is this year entitled Bringing Innovations to Market: Turning Knowle...

Netherlands inspires European market for green gas (2014-08-29) RVO Netherlands

Thumbnail: Netherlands has over the past three years within Europe worked together on the development of green gas, Green Gas Grids in the project.

Australian delegation will learn about Dutch bicycle culture (2014-08-29) RVO Netherlands

Thumbnail: From 7 to 12 september is an Australian delegation of policy makers, Councillors and managers from the transport and planningsector to Netherlands.

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