New Helpdesk to support EU SME Business on African Intellectual Property Matters

October 27, 2021
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Under the auspices of the EU-African SME Summit 2021 in Rome, a new Helpdesk on African Intellectual Property (IP) matters was launched to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

This online desk, implemented by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and with support from the Directorate General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) will enable EU businesses to ask their specific questions and to find detailed and practical information on Africa intellectual property matters.

It will provide information, case studies, training materials and webinars to help SMEs understand and protect  their intellectual property assets (patents, trade marks, industrial designs, trade secrets, copyrights, etc) in Africa.

The desk will support small and medium-sized enterprises in the process of creating, protecting, utilising, administering and enforcing intellectual property rights (IPR) across Africa, in line with international and European best practices.

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Africa IP SME Helpdesk

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia