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This call aims to provide support services to assist EU SMEs to both protect and enforce their intellectual property rights in or relating to China. The target audience is both European SMEs in the EU and those already present in or investing in or otherwise doing business in China.
This call for proposals aims at providing continuation to the services offered by the CHINA IPR SME helpdesk. This action is intended to provide first line support on IPR issues to EU SMEs who do business in China or are affected by IPR challenges from there. This shall allow EU SMEs to get the best out of their intellectual property and at the same time encourage them to innovate. As a result this will improve their global competitiveness and help them seize opportunities offered by the co-operation with Chinese firms and by Chinese markets. China IPR SME Helpdesk is a tool that will continue building on the experience, gained from the previously existing Commission’s helpdesks in the field of IPR, but combining them with the new trends and means of work, encouraging innovativeness in methods used.
The specific objectives are:
Providing EU SMEs with first line advice services,Developing and providing state-of-the-art materials for legal background support for EU SMEs.Providing trainers and state-of-the-art training materialsReport on the latest IPR developments and available support for enforcement.Providing the contents of a multi-lingual web portal for IPR protection in China, focusing on how to protect IPR in typical business situations.Monitor selected IPR cases and follow IP policy affecting SMEsPresence at trade fairs or ‘partenariat’ eventsProviding basic support for initial contacts with local law enforcement agencies
This list of support services is not exhaustive.
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