If you are a small business owner looking for support in managing your intellectual property (IP) on this page you will find guides, elearning resources, as well as videos with testimonials of companies making the most of IP assets such as trade marks, designs and patents.
It is massively important for us as a company to protect our own brand, so trademarking is one way we do that.
The protection of our product is in the product itself, the way we develop it and we sell it but, certainly, also the registration of the different names is an extra protection.
We found very important to get protection within the EU, and to apply for an EU trade mark is the fastest and most cost effective way to get this protection.
Design protection is a very essential thing for us because we can prove our originality when we work with our clients and when we are trying to sell our own innovations and, also, it is important in the case of copying.
An EU trade mark was a natural choice, very easy, quick and cost effective.
Even after registering our designs we were copied, but we were able to settle the issue satisfactorily and also very quickly thanks to the protection of the EU trade mark registration.
We applied for an EU trade mark because it means you are protected in all of Europe in just one go; no translations, less expensive and you can do it online.
To be able to protect and defend against copies: the Community design is our choice because it is cheap, fast and because it works in all (EU) countries.
For us it is important to have an EU trade mark for all EU Member States… it is relatively cheap.
Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights Ukraine
The EU is Ukraine's largest trading partner. The main EU exports to Ukraine are machinery, chemicals, and agriculture and food products while Ukraine's key exports to the EU include agriculture and food products, metallurgy and mineral products.
Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Brazil
Brazil has the largest economy in Latin America and may move into the top five in the world in coming years. It is the "B" in the acronym BRICs.
Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in China
The Chinese economy expanded rapidly in recent years and it is well placed to enjoy a fourth decade of rapid catch-up and improving living standards. China is the "C" in BRICs.
Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in India
This guide is intended to provide simple guidelines on how right holders can protect their IP assets and what to do if their rights are infringed.
Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Russia
The World Investment Report 2012 conducted by UNCTAD reports that in 2011 the Russian Federartion continued to account for the lion's share of inward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the region and saw FDI flows grow to the third higher level ever.
Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Turkey
The IP system in Turkey is continually being developed to raise awareness of the growing value and importance of IP and to help right holders to protect and enforce their rights.