The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk facilitates the expansion of the European Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) which are interested in or already operating in Latin America, through increased know-how of the usage and enforcement of the Intellectual Property (IP) rights system. Accessible services are free of charge, user-friendly, first-line personalised and confidential advice on IP and related issues, plus factsheets, training, and online resources.
The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk offers multilingual services (English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese*), with free information and first-line legal advice on IP related subjects as well as training, webinars and publications, especially designed for EU SMEs.
HELPLINE - First-line advisory service on IP protection and enforcement for EU SMEs working or planning to operate in Latin America.
TRAINING - Targeted trainings and webinars on IPR protection and enforcement for EU SMEs (including sector- specific approaches).
IP CONTENT - State-of-the-art publications (factsheets, learning modules, videos, IP glossary, info graphics, case studies and newsletters) on the protection and enforcement of IPR in Latin America – specifically addressing IP matters from the SME business needs point of view.
AWARENESS RISING EVENTS - Participation in events attended by EU SMEs to increase the awareness of IP and of the visibility of the services provided by the Helpdesk.
IP ANALYSIS - Analysis of IP challenges faced by EU SMEs in the target markets.
IP DIAGNOSTIC TOOLKIT - Toolkit for self-evaluation of the IP-status of the user in terms of IP knowledge and management.
IP COST TOOL - Online tool that allows the user to pre evaluate the costs related to IP management in every Latin American country covered by the Helpdesk.
*The language offer will depend on the specific service and experts’ availability.