The Latin America IP SME Helpdesk facilitates the expansion of European Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) interested in or already operating in Latin America, through increased know-how of the usage and enforcement of the Intellectual Property (IP) rights system, including trademarks, patents, designs and copyright.

The Helpdesk offers first-line legal advice on IP related subjects as well as on-site training, webinars and IP content (such as factsheets, infographics or videos) especially designed for EU SMEs.

The accessible services and resources are free of charge, user-friendly and multilingual (English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese; upon availability).


Register for free, send your IP questions and receive your answer in 3 working days.

IP Cost Tool

Pre-evaluation of costs related to IP management in Latin American countries covered by the Helpdesk.

IP Diagnostic Tool

Self-evaluation tool for measuring your status in terms of IP management and IP knowledge.


On-site and on-line training on IP protection and enforcement in Latin America.


State-of-the-art materials on IP topics including factsheets, infographics, case studies, videos, IP glossary... and more!


Dissemination, networking and partnership events to raise awareness on the importance of IP for your business internationalisation and services offered to EU SMEs.

Signposting Directory

A dynamic database providing access to the most relevant organizations in the field of Intellectual Property in Latin America.

IP Analysis

Analysis of challenges faced by EU SMEs in markets of the target region.