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Licensing activities by SMEs: evidence from EU trade mark owners In the present report, the value of a firm’s stock of EUTMs is estimated based on observable characteristics of the company. While surveys of brand values are published periodically by consulting firms, those surveys tend to focus on the large global brands, ignoring the smaller firms, which are the backbone of the EU’s economy. (39 pages) EUIPO
Global Roots of Innovation in Plant Biotechnology Paper on Global Roots of Innovation in Plant Biotechnology, made by WIPO (44 pages) WIPO
Measuring Innovation in the Autonomous Vehicle Technology Economic research on: Measuring Innovation in the Autonomous Vehicle Technology (36 pages) WIPO
Technology Appropriation and Technology Transfer in the Brazilian Mining Sector Paper focused on Technology Appropriation and Technology Transfer in the Brazilian Mining Sector, by WIPO (30 pages) WIPO
Innovation and IP Rights in the Chilean Copper Mining Sector Analysis of Intellectual Property (IP) protection practices in the innovation Chilean Copper Mining Sector, focused in the Role of the Mining, Equipment, Technology and Services Firms (31 pages) WIPO
Measuring Innovation in the Mining Industry with Patents Economic research on patents in the mining sector from WIPO: Measuring Innovation in the Mining Industry with Patents (62 pages) WIPO
Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol WIPO's Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol, Edition 2019. (190 pages) WIPO
Guide to the International Patent Classification (2019) A guide to the International Patent Classification, 2019 edition (52 pages). WIPO
A Guide to the Main WIPO Services Guide on the main WIPO services (36 pages) WIPO
Report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries The Third Country Report identifies countries outside of the European Union in which the state of intellectual property protection and enforcement gives rise to the greatest concern and provides an update of the existing Commission’s list of priority countries. It aims to improve intellectual property rights protection and enforcement worldwide, as well as inform rights holders, including SMEs, of the potential risks when conducting business in certain countries.

For the first time, the Third Country Report contains a dedicated section on the protection of plant variety rights.
European Commission
Observancia de derechos de patente y diseño This is a report in Spanish and English on the enforcement measures of Patents and Design rights in Peru during the last 5 years, made by INDECOPI Peru. INDECOPI Peru
Lineamientos aplicables al procedimiento para la emision de licencias obligatorias This document aims to clarify the administrative process which must be followed for these obligations to be imposed on a patent owner, determining the procedures and competent bodies, the documents to be presented, and the deadlines to be respected.

Compulsory licences are imposed following a request presented by a third party to the The Directorate of Inventions and New Technologies of INDECOPI. Note that compulsory licences can be cancelled when the motive which caused it ceases to exist.
INDECOPI Peru
Tríptico Indicaciones Geográficas y Denominaciones de Origen Triptych on Denominations of Origin and Geographical indications by IMPI in Mexico. Summarized information on both IPRs. IMPI Mexico
Guía de invenciones This is a general guide on the patent and utility model procedure for the protection of inventions in Mexico, provided by IMPI. IMPI Mexico
Guía de Usuario: búsqueda de patentes en línea User Guide by IMPI Mexico on how to best take advantage of their online databases, in order to make a refined patent search online. IMPI Mexico
Guía de usuario: patente en línea Guide on how to use IMPI's website for patent procedure online, from the application of a patent to the creation of automatic notifications. IMPI Mexico
Market success for inventions This EPO study shows that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) rely on European patents to protect their high-potential inventions and that two thirds of these inventions are commercially exploited. EPO
Las marcas en América Latina INTA and ASIPI presented a study of the economic impact of brands in ten countries in the region of Latin America. The aim of this study is to raise awareness about the value of brands in economies, people and companies and, also to promote brands among those who make laws in the region. INTA and ASIPI
Guidelines for Examination in the EPO Thanks to these Guidelines, users may get familiar with the practice and procedure to be followed in the various aspects of the examination of European applications and patents in accordance with the European Patent Convention and its Implementing Regulations. EPO
Euro-PCT Guide This guide for applicants is aimed at those interested in pursuing the procedure under the PCT and focuses on elements specific to the PCT procedure before the EPO. EPO
High-growth firms and intellectual property rights A new joint EPO-EUIPO study shows that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with at least one IP right, have 10% more chances to become High Growth Firms (HGFs).
In Europe, the SME's with at least one IP right have a greater likelihood (17%).

According to the study, 99% of all businesses in the European Union are SMEs and are contributing with 57% of the EU´s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
EPO and EUIPO
Manual para el Usuario: Patentes de Invención y Patentes de modelo de utilidad Manual for users in regard to patents and utility models and its procedure in Bolivia. SENAPI
Solicitudes de Renovación de Marcas Guidelines on how to apply for the renewal of the trademarks on INPI´s website. INPI Argentina
Oposiciones Marcas Guidelines on how to carry out trademark oppositions online on INPI´s website. INPI Argentina
Guías PPH INAPI-PROSUR Guidelines on the procedure and requirements to get your patent application from Chile faster in other IP Offices member of the Prosur. The system used is the well-known Patent Prosecution Highway. INAPI
Guía de derechos de autor en la industria de la moda Guidelines on Copyright and how to protect it in the fashion industry. Indecopi
Manual de Desenhos Industriais em PDF Manual on Industrial Designs in PDF made by INPI Brazil.It is divided in 10 Chapters and 1 extra part on "Models". INPI Brazil
IP Management EPO´s "IP Management" provides you with teaching material about IP management, strategy and commercialisation. EPO
IP Search Tools EPO´s "IP Search Tools" offers advanced teaching materials on the Espacenet and European Patent Register databases.
It provides also teaching materials for TMview, TMclass, Designview, eSearch Plus, eSearch Case Law, EuroLocarno and the EUIPO Registry.
EPO
IP Advanced II EPO´s "IP Advance II" provides advanced teaching materials on trade marks, copyright, trade secrets and know-how. EPO
IP Advanced I EPO´s "IP Advanced Part I" offers in-depth teaching materials on patents, utility models and designs. EPO
IP Basics IP Basics by the EPO has been designed for students and teachers with little knowledge in IP, as an Introductory document for lectures. EPO
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Peru- Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018 Litigation & Dispute Resolution FAQs in Peru Global Legal Group
Patent applicant's guide General Information about patent registration including official forms Ministerio de Comercio e Industria (Panama)
Manual del inventor Guide for proper filing of patents and utility models. INDECOPI (Peru)
Guía para solicitar una patente en el Perú y en el extranjero Everything an inventor should know about the patent system and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). INDECOPI (Peru)
Trámite de certificado de obtentor de variedad vegetal Guide that shows in a simple way the necessary requirements for the correct filing of Plant Breeders' Certificates in Peru. INDECOPI (Peru)
Certificado de Obtentor de Variedad Vegetal Document that allows researchers and breeders to know the basic concepts and implications of the plant protection system in Peru. INDECOPI (Peru)
Dípticos informativos Collection of informative brochures in relation to the patent system, the methods of patenting, application for patents abroad, etc. INDECOPI (Peru)
Las patentes y su importancia en la investigación científica Document shows the utility that can have the technological, commercial and legal information that can be obtained of the documents of patents, which are of gratuitous access. The document also shows strategies to take into account when searching for patents in databases. INDECOPI (Peru)
Guía de patentes para investigadores Document that introduces the reader on the basic concepts of the intellectual property and the characteristics, scope, particularities, procedures and other topics of interest regarding patents. INDECOPI (Peru)
Tríptico sistema de oposición Basics on the opposition system for Mexico. IMPI (Mexico)
Tríptico de Invenciones en Línea Basics on online registration for Patents and Utility Models IMPI (Mexico)
Tríptico de notificaciones en línea Description of the basics for online notifications IMPI (Mexico)
Guía de Usuario de Registro de Marcas, Avisos y Publicación de Nombres Comerciales User guide on the protection of Distinctive Signs, generalities about trademarks, services and products classification and management procedures. IMPI (Mexico)
Guía de Usuario del Sistema de Gestión de Servicios de Información Tecnológica en línea User friendly guide on how to use IMPI's online application system IMPI (Mexico)
Instructivo para el trámite de la Solicitud de Registro o Publicación de Signos Distintivos en línea User guide on how to prepare your application: legal and formal requirements, online application, notification, among others. IMPI (Mexico)
Manual de Marcas Basic Manual with information regarding Trademarks, from application to maintenance. INPI (Brasil)
Listados de tasas aplicables a Derechos de Autor Listados de tasas aplicables a Derechos de Autor DIGEPIH
Formulario de registro de Software Formulario de registro de Software DIGEPIH
Formulario de registro de obras literarias Formulario de registro de obras literarias DIGEPIH
Formulario de registro de obras cinematográficas Formulario de registro de obras cinematográficas DIGEPIH
Formulario de registro de obras artísticas Formulario de registro de obras artísticas DIGEPIH
Formulario de registro de obras musicales Formulario de registro de obras musicales DIGEPIH
Formulario de registro de fonogramas Formulario de registro de fonogramas DIGEPIH
Registro de contratos y otros documentos relacionados con Derechos de Autor Registro de contratos y otros documentos relacionados con Derechos de Autor DIGEPIH
Tasas adicionales aplicables a Patentes Tasas adicionales aplicables a Patentes DIGEPIH
Lista de tasas aplicables a Patentes Lista de tasas aplicables a Patentes DIGEPIH
Solicitud de fusión Solicitud de fusión DIGEPIH
Documento de pago de patentes Documento de pago de patentes DIGEPIH
Hoja adjunta de titulares e inventores Hoja adjunta de titulares e inventores DIGEPIH
Formulario de búsqueda de antecedentes Patentes Formulario de búsqueda de antecedentes para Patentes DIGEPIH
Lista de tasas aplicables a la Propiedad Industrial Lista de tasas aplicables a la Propiedad Industrial DIGEPIH
Formulario para presentación de poder Formulario para presentación de poder DIGEPIH
Solicitud para licencia de uso y certificado Solicitud para licencia de uso y certificado DIGEPIH
Formulario para licencia de uso Formulario para licencia de uso DIGEPIH
Formulario para presentación de actuaciones derivadas de signos distintivos Formulario para presentación de actuaciones derivadas de signos distintivos: transferencia, cambio de nombre, cambio de domicilio DIGEPIH
Formulario de rehabilitación de signo distintivo por no uso Formulario de rehabilitación de signo distintivo por no uso DIGEPIH
Formulario de renovación de signos distintivos Formulario de renovación de signos distintivos DIGEPIH
Formulario de presentación de publicaciones Formulario de presentación de publicaciones
DIGEPIH
Formulario de solicitud de registro de signo distintivo formulario para registrar signos distintivos
DIGEPIH
Formulario para búsqueda de antecedentes Formulario para búsqueda de antecedentes DIGEPIH
Piratería y falsificación: identifíquela y evítela A guide about piracy and forgery, the damages they cause to right holders and how to be protected against it Registro Nacional
Propiedad Industrial: Patentes, Modelos de Utilidad y Diseños Industriales All about Patents, Utility Models and Industrial Designs Registro Nacional
Propiedad Industrial: otros signos distintivos Guide about Geographical Indications, Appellations of Origins and registration procedure Registro Nacional
Propiedad Industrial: Marcas Comerciales A guide about Trademarks and registration Registro Nacional
Derecho de Autor y derechos conexos: inscripción Copyright and related rights and the importance of registration Registro Nacional
Derecho de Autor: protección Explanation about Copyright's concept and the protection available Registro Nacional
Conozcamos sobre propiedad intelectual A quick introduction and overview about Intellectual Property in general Registro Nacional
Guía de procedimiento de registros para los diseños industriales Guide for registering your Industrial Designs in the Dominican Republic ONAPI
Guía de Patentes de invención y Modelo de utilidad Guía informativa del proceso de registro de Patentes y Modelos de Utilidad en República Dominicana. ONAPI
Guía de Patentes Introduction to Patents for SME ONAPI
Manual de organización y examen de solicitudes de Patentes Providing a better understanding of patent examination process ONAPI
Guía de Patentes de Invención y Modelos de Utilidad Documents that provides guidelines for redaction of technical document and instructions when presenting the application ONAPI
El secreto está en la Marca Introduction to Trademarks for SME ONAPI
Registro de signos distintivos Guide of requirements for registration of any Distinctive Signs (mark, commercial name, logo, label, marketing slogan, GI and denomination of origin) ONAPI
Protecting your trademark abroad General information on Trademark protection abroad Switzerland of the Swiss Patent and Trademark Office Eidgen?ssische Institut für Geistiges Eigentum
Protecting your patents abroad General information on Patents protection abroad Switzerland of the Swiss Patent and Trademark Office Eidgen?ssische Institut für Geistiges Eigentum
Protecting your designs abroad General information on Designs protection abroad Switzerland of the Swiss Patent and Trademark Office Eidgen?ssische Institut für Geistiges Eigentum
Protecting your copyrights abroad General information on Copyrights protection abroad Switzerland of the Swiss Patent and Trademark Office Eidgen?ssische Institut für Geistiges Eigentum
A prote??o da PI e a transferência de tecnologia Protection of IP and Technology Transfer Manual of Brazilian Permanent Commission on IP Protection with the purpose of facilitating the understanding of IP Protection and Technology Transfer in Brazil. CDPI
Legislacao – Programa de Computador Legislation – Computer Program Brazilian Patent Trademark Office’s website which presents the Brazilian laws involving Computer Program protection in Brazil. INPI (Brazil)
Guia básico de programa de computador Brazilian Patent Trademark Office’s website which presents a Basic Guide about Computer Program protection in Brazil. INPI (Brazil)
Lei do Software 9609/1998 Software Law 9609/1998 Brazilian Law of Software (Law n° 9.609 of 19th February 1998) WIPO
Topografia de Circuitos Integrados Brazilian Industrial Property Institute webpage which presents a basic guide about Integrated Circuits Topography in Brazil. INPI (Brazil)
Legislacao de Transferência de Tecnologia Brazilian Industrial Property Institute webpage which presents the legislation about Technology Transfer in Brazil. INPI (Brazil)
Guia básico de Transferência de Tecnologia Brazilian Industrial Property Institute webpage which presents a basic guide about Technology Transfer in Brazil. INPI (Brazil)
Cartilha de Transferência de Tecnologia Brazilian Industrial Property Institute webpage which presents a booklet about Technology Transfer in Brazil. 16 pages FUNED
O que é copyright? What is Copyright ? World Intellectual Property Organization website with the basic steps involving the Copyright & related rights. WIPO
Cartilha de direitos autorais Order of Attorneys of Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) presents a booklet about Copyright & related rights in Brazil. OAB-RJ
Lei do Direito de Autor Copyright Law World Intellectual Property Organization website with Brazilian Law of Copyright (Law n° 9.610 of 19th February 1998) WIPO
Lei do Direito de Autor Copyrigt Law World Intellectual Property Organization website with Brazilian Law of Copyright translated in English(Law n° 9.610 of 19th February 1998) WIPO
Como receber Direito Autoral Central Office of Collection and Distribution booklet on how to proceed in order to receive Copyright values. ECAD (Brazil)
Legislacao Desenho Industrial Brazilian Industrial Property Institute webpage which presents legislation about Industrial Design. INPI (Brazil)
O que é Desenho Industrial? What’s Industrial Design? World Intellectual Property Organization website which explains general concepts about Industrial Design. WIPO
Guia básico de Desenho Industrial Brazilian Industrial Property Institute webpage which presents a guidebook about Industrial Design. INPI (Brazil)
Cartilha de Desenho Industria l Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises website which presents a booklet about Industrial Design. 16 pages. SEBRAE (Brazil)
Diagnóstico do Design Brasileiro Brazilian Design Diagnosis Book of Brasil Design Center presents a diagnosis of Brazil’s Design. 222 pages. CBD (Brazil)
Legislacao de Indicacao Geográfica Brazilian Industrial Property Institute webpage which presents the Legislation about Geographical Indication. INPI (Brazil)
O que é Indica??o Geográfica? What is Geographical Indication? World Intellectual Property Organization website which explains general concepts about Geographical Indication. WIPO
Guia básico de Indicacao Geográfica Brazilian Industrial Property Institute webpage which presents general information about Geographical Indication. INPI (Brazil)
Guia para solicitação de registro de indicação geogràfica Guia para solicitação de registro de indicação geogràfica para produtos agropecuàrios Ministerio Agriculutura (Brasil)
Pedidos de indicação geográfica concedidos e em andamento Geographical indication applications granted and in progress INPI (Brasil)
Lei da Franquia Franchise Law World Intellectual Property Organization website which presents the Franchise Law n° 8.955, 15th December 1994. WIPO
Guia de Franquias por Segmento Brazilian association of franchising website presents a franchise guidebook divided by segment. Portal do franchising (Brazil)
A importancia dos manuais para rede de franquias Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises website presents general information about the importance of manuals for franchise network. SEBRAE (Brazil)
Guide on National IP Legislation Compilation of all the relevant IP related Laws in Chile, including the National Constitution, International Treaties and Industrial Property Law (702 pags) INAPI (Chile)
Guide for Patent application in Peru and abroad/ Cómos solicitar una Patente en Perú y en el extranjero Comprehensive and user friendly patent guide: from the basics to more specific proceduras issues (76 pages) INDECOPI (Perú)
Copyright FAQs in Argentina FAQs about Copyright Registration in Argentina M. Justicia Argentina
Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Property value in Ukraine Overview on IPR matters in Ukraine, including legal framework ICC
Guide for PCT international applications in El Salvador Guide on submitting
PCT international applications (16 pages)
CNR (El Salvador)
Copyright Registration / Registro de obras literarias Leaflet about Copyright (literary works) in Panamá: requirements, legal bases & observations. (2 pages) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Instrucciones para la solicitud de registro de obras literarias en Panamá Easy guide which explains the registration form of copyright in Panamá (1 page) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Copyright registration form / Planilla de Registro de obras literarias Copyright registration form M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Copyright (artistic works) Registration / Registro de obras artisticas Leaflet about Copyright (artistic works) in Panamá: requirements, legal bases & observations. (2 pages) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Instrucciones para la solicitud de registro de obras artisticas en Panamá Easy guide which explains the registration form of copyright (artistic works) in Panamá (1 page) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Copyright (music & scenic works) Registration / Registro de obras musicales y escénicas Leaflet about Copyright (music & scenic works) in Panamá: requirements, legal bases & observations. (2 pages) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Copyright (music & scenic works) registration form / Planilla de Registro de obras musicales y escénicas. Copyright (music & scenic works) registration form M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Copyright (audiovisual works) Registration / Registro de obras musicales y escénicas Leaflet about Copyright (audiovisual works) in Panamá: requirements, legal bases & observations. (2 pages) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Instrucciones para la solicitud de registro de obras audiovisuales en Panamá Easy guide which explains the registration form of copyright (audiovisual works) in Panamá (1 page) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Copyright (audivisual works) registration form / Planilla de Registro de obras audiovisuales. Copyright (audiovisual works) registration form M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Copyright (radio play works) Registration / Registro de obras radiofónicas Leaflet about Copyright (radio play works) in Panamá: requirements, legal bases & observations. (2 pages) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Instrucciones para la solicitud de registro de obras radiofónicas en Panamá Easy guide which explains the registration form of copyright (radio play works) in Panamá (1 page) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Copyright (radio play works) registration form / Planilla de Registro de obras radiofónicas. Copyright (radio play works) registration form M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Copyright (software) Registration / Registro de programas de ordenador Leaflet about Copyright (software) in Panamá: requirements, legal bases & observations. (2 pages) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Instrucciones para la solicitud de registro de programas de ordenador en Panamá Easy guide which explains the registration form of copyright (software) in Panamá (1 page) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Copyright (software) registration form / Planilla de Registro de programas de ordenador. Copyright (software) registration form M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Copyright (phonogram) Registration / Registro de fonogramas Leaflet about Copyright (phonogram) in Panamá: requirements, legal bases & observations. (2 pages) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Instructivo para la solicitud de registro de obras fonográficas in Panamá Easy guide which explains the registration form of copyright (phonogram) in Panamá (1 page) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Copyright (phonogram) registration form / Planilla de Registro de fonograma. Copyright (phonogram) registration form M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Website & multimedia registration / Registro de sitio web y obra multimedia Leaflet about website & multimedia registration in Panamá: requirements, legal bases & observations. (2 pages) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Instructivo para la solicitud de registro de sitio web y obra multimedia en Panamá Easy guide which explains the registration form of website & multimedia work in Panamá (1 page) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Website & multimedia registration form / Planilla de Registro de sitio web y obra multimedia. Website & multimedia registration form M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Contracts and other acts registration / Registro de sitio web y obra multimedia Leaflet about Contracts and other acts registration in Panamá: requirements, legal bases & observations. (2 pages) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Instructivo para la solicitud de registro de contratos y demás actos en Panamá Easy guide which explains the registration form of contracts and other acts in Panamá (1 page) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Contracts and other acts registration form / Planilla de Registro de contratos y demás actos. Contracts and other acts registration form M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Additions and modifications registration / Registro de adiciones y modificaciones. Leaflet about additions and modifications registration in Panamá: requirements, legal bases & observations. (2 pages) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Additions and modifications registration form / Planilla de Registro de adiciones y modificaciones. Additions and modifications registration form M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Additions and modifications of contracts and other acts registration / Registro de adiciones y modificaciones. Leaflet about additions and modifications of contracts and other acts registration in Panamá: requirements, legal bases & observations. (2 pages) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Additions and modifications of contracts and other acts registration form / Planilla de Registro de adiciones y modificaciones. Additions and modifications of contracts and other acts registration form M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Judicial decisions registration / Registro de decisiones judiaciales. Leaflet about judicial decisions registration in Panamá: requirements, legal bases & observations. (2 pages) M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Judicial decisions registration form / Planilla de Registro de decisiones judiciales. Judicial decisions registration form M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Authenticated copies and registration certification / Solicitudes de copias autenticadas y certificación de registros Authenticated copies and registration certification / Solicitudes de copias autenticadas y certificación de registros M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Cost per service / Tarifas por servicios solicitados Cost per service / Tarifas por servicios solicitados M. de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Guía ejemplo: Búsqueda del Estado de la Técnica: Dise?os y Dibujos Industriales/ Guide on Industrial Designs Preliminary Search Guide for Industrial Design searches, includes examples (21 pags) INAPI (Chile)
Innovaccess Managing and understanding importance IP for SME European Commission
The UDRP: A Guide for SMEs and Consumers on Domain Names and Domain Name Disputes Introduction to disputes over Domain Names in the Internet IIPI
Strategies in International Patent Protection
Provides companies and inventors an outline of the procedure for filling international patent applications IIPI
How to Police IP – A Guide for SMEs Presents different methods SMEs have to ensure their IP rights won't be violated IIPI
Supply chain Toolkit 2011 Help for SMEs to strengthen and protect their IP assests against counterfit UKIPO IP crime group
Creating Effective IPR Enforcement Support for SMEs Document that helps organizations evaluate if the services meet the real needs of SMEs and how to further develop IPeuropAware project
Mastering the Game: Business and Legal issues for Video Game developers Outlines practical business and legal issues related to this industry provding a better understanding of the IP system. WIPO
International Registration of Industrial Designs International registration system provided by the Hague Agreement WIPO
Madrid Agreement concerning International registration of Marks Updated regulation WIPO
Legislation – Patent/ Legisla??o – Patente Brazilian Patent Trademark Office’s website which presents the Brazilian laws involving Patent’s protection in Brazil. INPI (Brazil)
Patent World Intellectual Property Organization’s website which presents general concepts, international legislation and issues involving Patent’s protection. WIPO
Guia Básico de Patente Brazilian Patent Trademark Office’s basic Guide of the initial process of Patent Application in Brazil. INPI (Brazil)
Guia de Tramitação de um Pedido de Patente Brazilian Patent Trademark Office’s guide with the purpose of facilitating the understanding of the Patent’s Application Procedure in Brazil. 26 pages. INPI (Brazil)
Manual para o Depositante da Patente Brazilian Patent Trademark Office’s manual with the purpose of assisting the patent Applicant in Brazil. 50 pages. 50 pages. INPI (Brazil)
Basic Information about Drafting Patent’s application / Informa??es Básicas para Elabora??o de um Pedido de Patente Brazilian Patent Trademark Office’s guidebook with the purpose of assist the drafting Patent’s Application in Brazil. 7 pages. INPI (Brazil)
Guia básico de Informacao Tecnológica de Patentes Brazilian Patent Trademark Office’s website which presents the importance of Technological Information prior to Patent’s Application. INPI (Brazil)
Legislacao – Informacao Tecnológica Brazilian Patent Trademark Office’s website which presents Brazilian laws related to Patent’s protection in Brazil. INPI (Brazil)
Legislacao – Marca Brazilian Patent Trademark Office’s website which presents the Brazilian laws involving Trademark’s protection in Brazil. INPI (Brazil)
Guia Básica de Marca Brazilian Patent Trademark Office’s basic Guide of the initial process of Trademark’s Application in Brazil. INPI (Brazil)
Trademarks’s Manual / Manual de Marcas Brazilian Patent Trademark Office’s manual with the purpose of facilitating the understanding of the Trademarks Application Procedure in Brazil. INPI (Brazil)
Como registrar uma Marca Website with the purpose of clarify the steps involving the Trademark’s application in Brazil. SEBRAE (Brazil)
How to register a Trademark / Como registrar uma Marca Website with the basic steps involving the Trademark’s application in Brazil. EXAME.com
El secreto está en la marca Trademarks introductory guidelines for SMEs (32 pages) WIPO
Looking Good: An Introduction to Industrial Designs for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Designs introductory guidelines for SMEs (28 pages) WIPO
Preguntas frecuentes: Marcas. Trademarks FAQs - Website INPI (Argentina)
Administración nacional de patentes. Preguntas frecuentes. Preguntas frecuentes sobre patentes INPI (Argentina)
Dirección de Modelos. Preguntas frecuentes Preguntas frecuentes sobre Diseños. INPI Argentina. INPI (Argentina)
Dirección de Transferencia de Tecnología. Preguntas frecuentes Preguntas frecuentes en materia de Transferencia de Tecnología. INPI (Argentina)
Guía del solicitante de patentes de invencion y patentes de modelo de utilidad Guide on Patent and Utility Model Registration in Bolivia with examples (105 pages) SENAPI (Bolivia)
Guía del usuario, Tratado de Cooperación en Materia de Patentes. INAPI como oficina receptora. Detailed guide on PCT System for international Patent registration (53 pages) INAPI (Chile)
Búsqueda del estado de la técnica patentes de invención modelos de utilidad guía - ejemplo How to conduct a patent search INAPI (Chile)
Aspectos a considerar al presentar una solicitud de patente Brief guide inluding relevant tips when applying for a Patent in Chile (6 Pages) INAPI (Chile)
Guía de usuarios de Patentes. 3i. Inventor, Investigador, Innovador Patent ntroductory guidelines for Inventors and Innovators (38 pages) INAPI (Chile)
Directrices de patentes Detailed Guide on Patent Examination in Chile. Practitioners' oriented (224 pags) INAPI (Chile)
Directrices de procedimiento de registro marcas comerciales Detailed Guide on Trademarks in Chile. Practitioners' oriented (547 pags) INAPI (Chile)
La disciplina di tutela dei marchi e brevetti in Marocco The protection of trademarks and patents in Marocco Camera di Commercio Italiana in Marocco
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 technical sector. IPeuropAware project
Industrial design locator Online database, enabling customers to search into Spanish national Industrial Designs OEPM (Spain)
Valorization and evaluation of SME’s Intangible Assets An evaluation method able to highlight the economic value of SME’s Intangible Assets, in order to find out the added value of their intangible resources and how they can increase their business. EVLIA project
F.A.L.S.T.A.F.F. - Fully Automated Logical System Against Forgery Fraud Database (website) developed for combating counterfeiting where an IPR holder can publish information about his original goods, allowing customs officers to compare original characteristics with potentially counterfeited products. Italian Custom Agency
INVENES Base de datos Diseños Online database, enabling customers to search into Spanish national industrial designs. OEPM (Spain)
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, utility models, trademarks and designs. DKPTO - Danish Patent and Trademark Office
IA in a Can and IA Treasure Trail “IA in a Can” is easily adapted for specific sectors or companies; prior uses include looking at pre-packaged software and with companies on products during internal training workshops. “IA Treasure Trail” assists to identify Intellectual Assets within a working environment. Scottish Enterprise
IPR management in software development An informative factsheet illustrating IP protection and management of software related products and services.

Public Research Centre Henri Tudor / Technology Watch Centre
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. INPI France / IPorta project
Online Case Law Database / Base de Dados de Jurisprudência National and international jurisprudence database where, by searching by keyword or set of keywords, users can have access to the matters in litigation and related decisions of the courts on legal issues related to industrial property rights INPI (Portugal)
TT and R&D Model Agreements Acordos de TT e I&D Set of contractual instruments containing business principles and conditions that can be used in different types of R&D cooperation projects; INPI (Portugal)
Basic information on software protection An information leaflet illustrating IP protection of software WIPO
Trademark applicant's guide General Information about trademark registration including official forms Ministerio de Comercio e Industria (Panama)
Formularios oficiales de solicitud ante el Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial Relevant forms to register IPRs in Mexico IMPI (Mexico)
Informazioni pratiche per gli operatori per la registrazione di marchi in Brasile Practical information for the protection of trademarks in Brasil UIBM (Italy)
China IPR guide for SMEs in the Automotive Industry Tailored IPR guide for SMEs in the Automotive Industry China IPR SME Helpdesk
Indicações Geográficas brasileiras de 2017 Ministry of Agriculture website which presents a list of Geographical Indications in Brazil. INPI (Brazil)
Guía sobre solicitudes de patentes en Nicaragua Guide on patent prosecution in Nicaragua Ministerio de Fomento, Industria y Comercio (Nicaragua)
Overview of Patents World Intellectual Property Organization’s website which presents general concepts, international legislation and issues involving Patent’s protection. WIPO
L'autovalutazione (prediagnosi) in materia di Proprietà Industriale Business assistance service to highlight the economic value of IP intangible assets UIBM (Italy)
Copyright (artistic works) registration form / Planilla de Registro de obras artísticas Copyright (artistic works) registration form Ministerio de Comercio e Industria (Panamá)
Intellectual Property in Brazil/ Propriedade Intelectual en Brazil Website which explains general concepts about the Intellectual Property. ASPI (Brazil)
Guide for SME on management of Intellectual Property asset Organized and strategic utilization of IP as a business asset. WIPO
Solución de controversias en materia de nombres de dominio Information about Alternative Dispute Resolution: arbitration and mediation WIPO
Protecting your patents abroad General information on Patents protection abroad Switzerland of the Swiss Patent and Trademark Office IGE (Eidgenössische Institut für Geistiges Eigentum)
Manual de Procedimientos sobre Patentes en Mexico Overview of the mexican patent prosecution. Manual with detailed procedures regarding to patent aplications. IMPI (Mexico)
Formularios de solicitud de patentes en Nicaragua Official forms for patents prosecution in Nicaragua Ministerio de Fomento, Industria y Comercio (Nicaragua)
Formularios de solicitud de marcas en Nicaragua Official forms for trademarks prosecution in Nicaragua Ministerio de Fomento, Industria y Comercio (Nicaragua)
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Chile - patents 2019 Patents FAQs in Chile Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Beuchat, Barros & Pfenniger Abogados
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Chile - Franchise 2019 Franchise FAQs in Chile Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Cristián Sandoval
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Chile - International Arbitration 2018 International Arbitration FAQs in Chile Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Juan Eduardo Figueroa Valdés and Luciana Rodrigues
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Chile - Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018 Litigation & Dispute Resolution FAQS in Chile Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Esteban Ovalle and Gianfranco Gazzana
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Chile - Trade Marks 2018 Trademarks FAQS in Chile Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Andres Melossi Jimenez
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Brazil - Trade Marks 2018 Trademark FAQs in Brazil Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Filipe da Cunha Leonardos and Claudio Barbosa
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Brazil - Data Protection 2018 Data protection FAQs in Brazil Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Renato Opice Blum and Renato Leite Monteiro
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Brazil -Franchise 2019 Franchise FAQs in Brazil Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Hannah Vitória M. Fernandes and André Ferreira de Oliveira
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Brazil - Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018 Litigation & Dispute Resolution FAQs in Brazil Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Luiz Gustavo de Oliveira Ramos
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Brazil - Patents 2019 Patents FAQs Brazil Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Rana Gosain and Rafael Cordoville Freire
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Argentina - Trade Marks 2018 Trademarks FAQS Argentina Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Santiago Ricardo O'Conor
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Argentina - Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018 Litigation & Dispute Resolution FAQS Argentina Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Maria Ines Corra
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Bolivia - Trade Marks 2018 Trademarks FAQS Bolivia Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Juan Ignacio Zapata
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Colombia - International Arbitration 2018 International Arbitration FAQs Colombia Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Enrique Gomez-Pinzon and Sergio García-Bonilla
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Ecuador - Trade Marks 2018 Trademarks FAQs in Ecuador Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Alejandro Ponce Martinez and Roque Albuja Izurieta
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mexico - Data Protection 2018 Trademark FAQs in Mexico Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Mario Jorge Yanez V. and Federico De Noriega Olea
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mexico - International Arbitration 2018 International Arbitration FAQs Mexico Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Victor Ruiz
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mexico - Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018 Litigation & Dispute Resolution FAQs in Mexico Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Carlos F. Portilla Robertson and Enrique Valdespino Pastrana
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mexico - Patents 2019 Patents FAQs Mexico Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Alejandro Luna and Cesar Ramos, Jr.
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mexico - Trade Marks 2018 Trademark FAQs in Mexico Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Alonso Camargo and Daniel Sanchez.
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Venezuela - Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2015 Litigation & Dispute Resolution FAQs in Venezuela Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Alfredo Almandoz Monterola and Juan Manuel Silva Zapata
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Venezuela - Trade Marks 2018 Trademark FAQs in Venezuela Global Legal Group, in association with CDR and Maria Castillo and Ricardo Alberto Antequera Hernandez
SAG's satistics on the plant varieties registered in Chile until 2013 Statistics on the plant varieties registered in Chile until 2013 Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero. División Semillas
La Propiedad Intelectual y los fotógrafos Key copyright aspects to be taken into account when taking pictures to protected works Cámara Nacional de Comercio y Servicios del Uruguay
Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt: Jahresbericht 2014 German Patent and Trademark Office's annual report (2014) Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Schutzrechte im ?berblick General info brochure on IP rightsin Germany Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Patente: Eine Informationsbroschüre zum Patentschutz Patent overview in Germany Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Gebrauchsmuster: Eine Informationsbroschüre zum Gebrauchsmusterschutz Utility Model overview in Germany Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Marken: Eine Informationsbroschüre zum Markenschutz Trademarks overview in Germany Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Designs: Eine Informationsbroschüre zum Designschutz Designs overview in Germany Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Zahlen und Daten 2014 Brochure on GTPO's satistics Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Patents: An information brochure on patent protection Patent overview in Germany Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Utility Models: An information brochure on utility model protection Utility Model overview in Germany Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Trade Marks: An information brochure on trade mark protection Trademarks overview in Germany Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Designs: An information brochure on design protection Designs overview in Germany Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Patents Utility Models Trademarks Designs - at a glance
General info on IPR in Germany Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
At a glance 2014 Excerpt from the annual statistics 2014 of
the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Facts and Figures 2014 Brochure on GTPO's satistics Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
IP in renewable energy sector This Factsheet provides you with general information about Renewable Energies in Mercosur and Chile, their relevant legal framework and good practices to protect you Intellectual Property when involved in RE projects. (8 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Trademarks in a nutshell Find the most relevant relevant information concerning Trademarks in Latin America (2 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Industrial Designs in Latin America in a Nutshell Find the most relevant relevant information concerning Design in Latin America (2 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Patent Acceleration in Brazil Registering a patent in Brazil implies to expend time and resources which SMEs do not usually have. This factsheet includes practical alternatives in order to benefit from those fast-tracks that the Brazilian Laws provide for, in order to face the so-called back log and register your patent in Brazil. Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Country Factsheet Paraguay This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Argentina with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (14 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Intellectual Property Enforcement in Chile This factsheet aims to provide an overview of the legal framework in Chile concerning IPR enforcement, by focusing on the law applicable to civil torts and criminal offences, good practices and the main challenges faced when litigating in Chile. (8 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Copyright in Latin America in a Nutshell Find the most relevant relevant information concerning Designs in Mercosur and Chile at a glance. (2 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Machinery and IP in MERCOSUR and Chile This Factsheet provides you with general information about good practices to protect you Intellectual Property in Machinery Sector. (6 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Trade Secrets Argentina This Factsheet provides you with the basics about Trade Secrets as mean of protection of your intangible assets as well as an overview of the Argentinian regulations concerning trade secrets. (6 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Alternative dispute resolution This Factsheet provides you with an overview of the most popular alternatives to litigation and how to benefit from them. (6 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Enforcement Uruguay This factsheet aims to provide an overview of the legal framework in Uruguay concerning IPR enforcement, by focusing on the law applicable to civil torts and criminal offences, good practices and the main challenges faced when litigating in Uruguay. (6 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
MERCOSUR IPR SME helpdesk in a nutshell This Factsheet is a must that you need to harness all the tools that the Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk offer to your SME. Regardless if this is your first contact with the Helpdesk or if you have use some of our services, take a look, we will? pleased to help you to manage your IPRs in Mercosur & Chile. (4 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Table on Copyright proceedings in Perú Table on proceedings concerning Copyrights in Perú, including registration Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas -MEF (Perú)
Using Contracts to Protect your Intellectual Property Overview about IP protection strategies by using contracts (8 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Top 20 IP Considerations when entering a new market List of tips related to IP protection/ management. (8 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Patent Protection in Southeast Asia An introduction that consists in a first approach to patents in the region (8 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Transfer of Technology to Southeast Asia Document related to IP Tech Transfer including strategic considerations (8 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Protecting your IP at Trade Fairs in Southeast Asia Guide on IP protection focused on the steps needed to improve the protection in Trade Fairs (8 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Guide to Copyright Protection in Southeast Asia This guide walks you through registration processes and strategies for effective copyright protection across Southeast Asia.(8 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Protection of Online IPR in Southeast Asia This guide provides you with practical information on how to protect your online IP, including tips for building an effective domain name strategy and registration of domain names. (8 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Guide on Trade Secrets - Protecting your Trade Secret in Southeast Asia Nearly all businesses in all industries and sectors possess trade secrets. Trade secrets are a highly valuable and useful form of intellectual property right (IPR). (8 Pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Guide to Trade Mark Protection in ASEAN Countries This guide walks you through an overview of trade marks, how to apply for them, legislative differences between ASEAN countries, and how to enforce your rights in case of an infringement. (8 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Brunei Factsheet This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Brunei with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (12 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Cambodia factsheet This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Cambodia with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (12 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Laos Factsheet This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Laos with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (12 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Philippines Factsheet This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Philippines with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (12 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Vietnam Factsheet This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Vietnam with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (12 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Malaysia Factsheet This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Malaysia with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (15 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Singapore Factsheet This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Singapore with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (12 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Thailand Factsheet This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Thailand with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (12 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Indonesia Factsheet This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Thailand with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (12 pages) South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk
Guide to Copyrights in China Brief Introductory guide to Copyright in China China IPR SME Helpdesk
How to Find an Intellectual Property Agent Step-by step information on the necessity of working with an IP agent in China, shows you how to use the CTMO database and gives you advice on how to find a suitable agent for your needs. (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
How to Search for Basic Chinese Company Information to Protect your IP How can you check that the company really has the scope and capabilities claimed? If you find out that your intellectual property in China has been infringed how can you start to research the infringer? This How-to guide will give you practical guidance on these issues. (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Guide to Geographic Indications in China If you intend to export products that come from a specific geographical region to China, obtaining a GI registration can provide the necessary proof of the product’s origin and can increase trust from domestic consumers. This guide will take you through the necessary steps in registering your GI. (8pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
How to Record Trade Marks with Customs in China This document is a step by step guide on how to register your IP online using the GACC platform. (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
How to Establish an EU-China Joint Research Structure This brochure presents the main practical steps to set up a Joint Research Structure within the Chinese legal framework, highlighting key issues to pay attention to before establishing such a structure. (20 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in China This guide gives you an overview of what steps you should take once you have gathered sufficient information and decided to take action and enforce your IPR rights in China. (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
How to Remove Counterfeit Goods from E-Commerce Sites in China This guide provides you with information on the regulations governing e-commerce and a practical introduction on how to have infringing products removed from two popular Chinese e-commerce sites: Alibaba and Taobao. (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Guide to Trade Mark Protection in China This guide walks you through an overview of trademarks, how to apply for them and how to enforce your rights in case of an infringement. (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Guide to Patent Protection in China This guide includes a patent overview , how to apply for them and how to enforce your rights in case of an infringement. (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
How to Conduct a Trade Mark Search This guide is designed to Help you understand how to conduct a trade mark search on your own. (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Registering and Protecting Chinese Domain Names This guide outlines the domain name risks faced by European SMEs conducting business in China and provides a comprehensive overview of ways to mitigate against and respond to domain name infringement (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Using Contracts to Protect your Intellectual Property in China This guide outlines some key contract provisions that you need to include in your agreements, important clauses that must not be used in China (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Guide to R&D in China for European SMEs This guide outlines how to develop your IP strategy before conducting R&D in China, taking into account licensing for R&D contracts, defining ownership of new IP created, and developing a valuable IP portfolio in China (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Intellectual Property Systems: China / Europe Comparison This short document gives a broad comparison between the Chinese and European IP systems, and highlights some of the main differences and similarities you need to be aware of (4 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Technology Transfer to China: Guidance for Businesses This publication provides an overview of common situations encountered by European firms in China and a checklist of how to effectively protect your business secrets. (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Guide to Protecting Your Trade Secrets in China A guide with information and examples related to Trade Secrets Protection (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Guide to Using Customs to Protect Your IPR in China Learn how to work with Chinese customs to protect your IPR and prohibit infringing goods from entering or leaving the country. (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
IP Strategy for European SMEs at Trade Fairs in China This handbook provides a step-by-step guide to intellectual property strategy and protection before, during and after a trade fair or an exhibition in China. (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Managing IP as a Business Asset Guide on IP management/ strategy (8 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Taiwan Factsheet This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Taiwan. (12 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
China Factsheet This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in China. (16 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Macao Factsheet This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Taiwan. (12 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Hong Kong Factsheet This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Taiwan. (12 pages) China IPR SME Helpdesk
Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Turkey Overview on IPR matters in Turkey, including legal framework EUIPO
Patent triptych General information about Patents at a glance (2 pages) IMPI (Mexico)
User Guide Patents and Utility models In depth guide on the Patent Registration System in Mexico, including a Step by Step guide addresed to users (106 pags) IMPI (Mexico)
GDU - ESQUEMAS DE TRAZADO DE CIRCUITOS INTEGRADOS Guide on Layouts of Integrated Circuits, including the applicable law, costs and requirements (13 pages) IMPI (Mexico)
GDU - Tratado de Cooperación en materia de Patentes (PCT) Detailed guide on PCT System for international Patent registration (33 pages) IMPI (Mexico)
User Guide - Industrial Designs Guide on Layouts of Integrated Circuits, including the applicable law, costs, requirements and further management issues (56 pages) IMPI (Mexico)
PPH procedure- EPO Procedure for filing a request with IMPI regarding the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) and European Patent Office (EPO) IMPI (Mexico)
Trademark forms/ Formularios de marcas Relevant forms for trademark applications in Honduras DIGEPIH (Honduras)
Trademark registration requirements/ Requisitos para el registro de marcas List of formal requirements for trademark registration (2 pages) DIGEPIH (Honduras)
Patents forms/ Formularios de Patentes en Honduras Relevant forms for Patent applications in Honduras DIGEPIH (Honduras)
Patent registration requirements/ Requisitos para el registro de patentes List of formal requirements for trademark registration (2 pages) DIGEPIH (Honduras)
Patent Guide/ Guía de Patentes Basic patents guide that includes specific information concerning Honduras (9 pages) DIGEPIH (Honduras)
Procedure General information about Plant Varieties in Nicaragua Ministerio de Fomento, Industria y Comercio (Nicaragua)
Guides and Forms General information and forms in Costa Rica Registro Nacional (Costa Rica)
Fees General information about fees Registro Nacional (Costa Rica)
Law General information about IP Laws in Costa Rica Registro Nacional (Costa Rica)
Guía de calificación RPI Costa Rica Guide that includes an overview of the IPR system in Costa Rica (97 pages) Registro Nacional (Costa Rica)
Services Guide/ Guía de Servicios Information on procedural aspects Registro Nacional (Costa Rica)
Patent Applications Exam Manual/ Manual de organización y examen de solicitudes de Patentes de Invención Complete guide on patent registration in Costa Rica, with special reference to Examination (152 pages) Registro Nacional (Costa Rica)
Harmonized Manual on Trademarks/ Manual Armonizado de Marcas/ Manual on Harmonized Trademark practices in Central América (112 pages) Registro Nacional (Costa Rica) and others
Manual de Propriedade Intelectual Basic manual of Intellectual Property in Brazil. 46 pages UFMA (Brazil)
Intellectual Property and Technologic Transfer Procedure Manual/ Manual de Procedimentos de PI e TT Manual of the procedures involving the protection of Intellectual Property in Brazil. 32 pages IFECT (Brazil)
Intellectual Property and Inovation Guidebook / Cartilha de Propriedade Intelectual e Inova??o Guidebook with the purpose of facilitating the understanding of basic concepts of Intellectual Property. 26 pages. INMETRO (Brazil)
Associação Paulista da Propriedade Intelectual Tem como objetivo principal difundir conhecimentos relacionados à Propriedade Intelectual no Brasil e defender os direitos e deveres dos profissionais atuantes nessa área ASPI (Brazil)
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Table on proceedings concerning Copyrights in Perú, including registration Direccion de Derecho de Autor (Perú)
Manual del inventor / Inventor?s Manual Guide for Patent, Utility Models and Designs Registration in Chile, includes examples of applications (44 pags) INAPI (Chile)
Como registrar tus marcas/ How to register your TM Interactive module on trademarks in Peru INDECOPI (Perú)
Marca de producto o servicio Basic information about trademarks in Peru (10 pages) INDECOPI (Perú)
MANUAL EXPLICATIVO DE LA LEY 27811 R?GIMEN DE PROTECCI?N DE LOS CONOCIMIENTOS COLECTIVOS DE LOS PUEBLOS INDIGENAS/ Manual on Peruvian Traditional Knowledge Law Basic information related to Law 27811 on Traditional Knowledge (8 pages) INDECOPI (Perú)
Entendiendo el sistema de patentes Presentation on Patent basic concepts in Peru INDECOPI (Perú)
Situación Actual del Derecho de Autor en Cuba Description of Copyright related issues such as: piracy, moral rights, authorship… WIPO
Programa Piloto del Procedimiento Acelerado de Patentes entre IMPI y EPO Procedimiento para presentar una solicitud de participación ante el IMPI en el Programa Piloto de Procedimiento Acelerado de Patentes entre el Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial (IMPI) y la Oficina Europea de Patentes (EPO) IMPI (Mexico)
Preguntas frecuentes para el registro de transmisiones de Marcas/ Trademark transfer registration FAQs FAQ for the processing of registration application of transfer of registration of trademark or trademark published or pending application IMPI (Mexico)
Class headings/ Títulos de las clases The Nice classification: list of goods and services (3 pages). INDECOPI (Peru)
Lista Complementaria a la Clasificación Internacional de Productos y Servicios Additional list to the international classification of goods and services IMPI (Mexico)
Guía de Usuario de Signos Distintivos Complete guide on Trademark Registration and other distinctive signs registration in Mexico (51 pages) IMPI (Mexico)
Guía que establece las directrices generales del Examen de Forma de Signos Distintivos Useful guidelines for trademarks examination in Mexico (66 pages) IMPI (Mexico)
Tríptico de Marca en Línea Información sobre los servicios electrónicos ofrecidos por IMPI para el registro de marcas, nombres comerciales y slogans.
IMPI (Mexico)
Slogan Leaflet/ Tríptico de Marcas Leaflet with general information on slogan registration in Mexico IMPI (Mexico)
Intellectual Property Guidebook/ Cartilha de Propriedade Intelectual Guidebook with the purpose of facilitating the understanding of basic concepts of Intellectual Property. 17 pages. IFCE (Brazil)
Introducción al régimen de patentes dirigido a las pequeñas y medianas empresas Patent introductory guidelines for SMEs (74 pages) WIPO
Patents Guide Brief introduction to Patent registration in Venezuela (2 pages) SAPI (Venezuela)
Trademarks guide/ Marcas Brief introduction to Trademarks registration in Venezuela (6 pages) SAPI (Venezuela)
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 information on best suitable options for potential IP protection. Innovaccess
Brevetti piú - Patent Plus “Patents plus” is a program concerning the financial support to promote registration and maximization of the economic value of national and international patents belonging to micro, small and e medium-sized firms, with the objective of supporting their innovation process and competitiveness. IPTO - Directorate General for the Fight against Counterfeiting
Guía consulta clasificación internacional de NIZA / Guidelines for Nice Classification Brief guide on Trademarks classification according Nice Treaty Super Intendencia de Comercio (Colombia)
Pasos para solicitar un registro de marca/ Steps to register a TM Basic steps to register a TM in Colombia Super Intendencia de Comercio (Colombia)
Guía de examen de patentes/ Guidelines for patent examination Detailed guide on how patents are examined in Colombia Super Intendencia de Comercio (Colombia)
Manual patentes (PCT)/ PCT Manual Detailed guide on PCT System for international Patent registration (184 pages) Super Intendencia de Comercio (Colombia)
Cartilla manual denominaciones origen/ Guidelines for Appellations of Origin Guide on Appellations of Origin in Colombia, including information concerning application and management (38 pages) Super Intendencia de Comercio (Colombia)
Manual Protocolo Madrid/ Madrid Protocol Guide In depth guide on the International TM Registration System (129 pags) Super Intendencia de Comercio (Colombia)
Manual dise?o industrial/ Industrial Designs Detailed Guide on Designs in Colombia (73 pags) Super Intendencia de Comercio (Colombia)
Aprende a registrar virtualmente tu Copyright/ Copyright Online Registration Video about online registration proceedings Direccion de Derecho de Autor (Perú)
Instructivo sobre solicitudes en nea Step by step guide for IPRs online application (5 pages) IEPI (Ecuador)
Guía para los solictantes de patentes y modelos de utilidad Guide for patent and/ or utility model application with the main steps needed to apply for a Patent (12 pages) IEPI (Ecuador)
Instructivo para licencias obligatorias sobre patentes de fármacos/Guide for compulsory licenses over pharmaceutical patents application TRIPs Agreement as well as Decision 486 of the Andean Community provide for the possibility of requesting a compulsory licenses under certain circumstances. This guidelines explain how to apply for such licenses in Ecuador (10 pages) IEPI (Ecuador)
Guía de IEPI para registro de obras literarias Brief Factsheet (1 page) on Copyrighted works registration IEPI (Ecuador)
Derechos de Autor para Autores y Empresarios Book (124 pages) on using IPRs (Copyright) to protect creations and works. IEPI (Ecuador)
Creando Derecho: Guía para comprender el Derecho de Autor/ Guide for understand Copyright Explain from a very basic level to an intermediate one how Copyrights work in Ecuador (94 pages). Includes exercises. IEPI (Ecuador)
Sistema de protección de Variedades Vegetales en Ecuador/ Plant varieties protection system in Ecuador Guidelines (28 pages) on plant varieties “sui generis” protection, including a list of Public Domain plant varieties. IEPI (Ecuador)
Managing IP in the Publishing Industry Business oriented Guide (88 pages) on Copyright in Publising industry WIPO
A Stitch in Time - Smart Use of Intellectual Property by Textile Companies Business oriented Guide (24 pages) on how to use IPRs in textile sector WIPO
Creative Expression: An Introduction to Copyright and Related Rights for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Guide (68 pages) on Copyright and Related Rights for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises WIPO
Exchanging Value - Negotiating Technology Licensing Agreements: A Training Manual Guide (186 pages) including almost al the relevant information prior, during and after technology transfer negotiations WIPO
In Good Company: Managing Intellectual Property Issues in Franchising Guide (75 pages) on IPRs issues in franchising, including preparing, entering, managing and ending a franchise agreement WIPO
Inventing the Future - An Introduction to Patents for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises A basic, business oriented guide that consists in a first approach to patents (51 pages) WIPO
La Propiedad Intelectual en las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas: el Caso Argentino Overview over IPRs in Argentina and its use by SMEs, with a detailed analysis and case studies (136 pages) WIPO
La Propiedad Intelectual en las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas: el Caso Chileno Overview over IPRs in Chile and its use by SMEs, with a detailed analysis and case studies (150 pages) WIPO
Looking Good: An Introduction to Industrial Designs for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises General overview over Industrial Design addressed to SMEs (32 pages) WIPO
Making a Mark - An Introduction to Trademarks for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises General overview over Trademarks addressed to SMEs (36 pages) WIPO
Preliminary Contracts This Factsheet provides an initial approach to those pre-contractual steps that are advisable to take during contractual negotiations. Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Software Protection in Brazil This Factsheet provides you with an overview of different software protection strategies as well as the pros and cons of each protection alternative. (8pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Copyleft in Latinamerica(I) This factsheet provides a first approach to COPYLEFT and its different types of licenses. Learn more about this alternative way of protecting your copyrighted content. Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Copyleft in Latinamerica(II): Creative Industries This Factsheet briefly explains how Creative Industries could use Copyleft Licenses within their business models, with examples, strategies, ideas and more. (7 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
IP at Trade Fairs in Brazil This Factsheet is the perfect guide for?European SMEs that are intending to attend a Show event or a Trade Fair in Brazil and would like to protect their IP Rights properly. The best Tips and watch-outs with a practical approach and common mistakes to avoid are some of the contents that they may find on it. Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
How to protect your website This Factsheet offers advices and tricks about how to protect your website as well as practical advices with regards Domain Name registration. (7pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Country Factsheet Uruguay This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Uruguay with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (13 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Country Factsheet Argentina This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Argentina with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (9 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Country Factsheet Brasil This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Brazil with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (13 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Country Factsheet Chile This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Chile with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (11 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Country Factsheet Venezuela This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Venezuela with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs. (11 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Designs in Brazil This Fact Sheet provides you with information about the Designs protection in Brazil and about how to use it in your company IP management strategies. (5 Pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Identifying your IP assets This Factsheet provide you with the basics on one of the key steps in IP management, the identification of your own assets. (7 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Trade secrets in Chile This Factsheet provides you with the basics about Trade Secrets as mean of protection of your intangible assets as well as an overview of the Chilean regulations concerning trade secrets. (7 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Guide to Trademark Registration in Chile This Factsheet answers the most frequently-asked questions related to trademark registration in Chile as well as further specificities. (9 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Franchising in Brazil This Factsheet provides you with information about franchising as a business model as well as with the requirements needed to start or develop a franchise- based business in Brazil. (7 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Licensing in LA This Factsheet is a guide for EU SMEs to know how to expand their business trough licensing in the Mercosur countries and Chile. (8 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Plant Varieties Protection in Argentina This Factsheet is specifically focused on the?Argentinian sui generis system for plant?variety protection called “Plant Breeder’s?Right”.? (4 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Gis/Aos in Chile This Factsheet is specifically focused on the Chilean system to protect Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin and its implications for European SMEs. (4 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Due Diligence This Factsheet deals with the concept of Due Diligence, its main uses and some of the key points to be borne in mind when conducting the process. (6 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
R&D and technology transfer in Chile This Factsheet gives you an overview of what you need to know before signing a Tech Transfer Agreement in Chile. (6 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Customs in Mexico This Factsheet provides you with the keys on customs in Mexico when exporting and protecting your trademarks, with special reference to the recent changes in customs regulation (7 pagfes) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Technology Transfer in Argentina This Factsheet gives you an overview of what you need to know before signing a Tech Transfer Agreement in Argentina. (9 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Guide to trademark registration in Argentina This Factsheet is focused on the trademark registration proceedings in Argentina to help you to avoid the most common mistakes during the registration of your trademark.(6 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Guide to trademark registration in Uruguay This Factsheet is focused on the trademark registration proceedings in Uruguay to help you to avoid the most common mistakes during the registration of your trademark.(6 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Guide to trademark registration in Brazil This Factsheet is focused on the trademark registration proceedings in Brazil a to help you to avoid the most common mistakes during the registration of your trademark.(6 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
How to conduct a trademark search in Chile This practical Factsheet provides you with a detailed explanation about how to conduct a trademark search as well as the main guidelines to compare trademarks in Chile. (6 pages) Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk
How to conduct a patent search: the basics Factsheet aims to offer a step-by-step guide for conducting your own patent search by using free-access databases (8 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Introduction to IP valuation This Factsheet gives a first approach to IP valuation and includes the main guidelines of the most popular valuation methods. (8 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
How to conduct a TM search in Brazil This practical Factsheet provides you with a detailed explanation about how to conduct a trademark search as well as the main guidelines to compare trademarks in Brazil. (9 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Designs in Uruguay This factsheets provides information on industrial design protection in Uruguay and IP management strategies within your company. (4 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Domain Names This Factsheets deals with these issues and provides you the keys to face a successful Domain Name registration in Latinamerica, with special focus on the related IP Rights. (7 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Intellectual Property Enforcement in Brazil This factsheet aims to provide an overview of the legal framework in Brazil concerning IPR enforcement, by focusing on the law applicable to civil torts and criminal offences, good practices and the main challenges faced when litigating in Brazil. (8 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Intellectual Property Enforcement in Argentina This factsheet aims to provide an overview of the legal framework in Argentina concerning IPR enforcement, by focusing on the law applicable to civil torts and criminal offences, good practices and the main challenges faced when litigating in Argentina. (8 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Patents in Latin America in a Nutshell Find the most relevant relevant information concerning Patents in Mercosur and Chile at a glance. (2 pages) Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk
Patentes Basic patents guide (4 pages) CNR (El Salvador)
Denominaciones de Origen/ Appellations of Origin Basic information about Appellations of Origin in Peru (10 pages) INDECOPI (Perú)
Trademarks World Intellectual Property Organization’s website which presents general concepts, international legislation and issues involving Trademarks’ protection. WIPO
Derechos y tasas marcas en Panama General Information about trademark fees Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias / Gobierno de la Republica de Panama
Formulario de solicitud de protección de variedades vegetales Plant varieties application form for Nicaragua Ministerio de Fomento, Industria y Comercio (Nicaragua)
Tasas y tarifas Marcas General information about trademarks in Nicaragua Ministerio de Fomento, Industria y Comercio (Nicaragua)
Guía del solicitante de patentes Patent applicant's guide Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias / Gobierno de la Republica de Panama
Guía del usuario de Variedades Vegetales Plant Variety Guide Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias / Gobierno de la Republica de Panama