International IPR SME Helpdesks Stakeholders Meeting

The China, Latin America and South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesks are holding their Annual Stakeholder Meeting in Brussels on the 4th of April 2017. Joining the three regional Helpdesks as a co-organiser is Business Beyond Borders (BBB), an EU-funded initiative supporting businesses and clusters when attending international trade fairs around the world.

As a valued partner and user of the Helpdesk services, we are delighted to invite you to this event where you will hear about our latest developments, success stories and planned activities for 2017. To register and access the detailed agenda, please click here.

The event will include the participation of complementary key EU initiatives that are all supporting EU SMEs in their internationalisation efforts, as well as various intermediaries and companies. They will all contribute to the interactive panel- and roundtable discussions and will be available for the matchmaking session.

Similar to previous editions, the meeting will be a key opportunity to have your say on the services of the Helpdesks and join discussions on what can be done towards its continuous improvement in terms of support to businesses and collaboration with partner organisations and experts.

THE MATCHMAKING SESSION

The Matchmaking Session will take place at the end of the Annual Stakeholder Meeting place on the 4thof April from 15.00pm – 17.00pm. The dedicated area is located in the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee – Rue Belliard 99-101, 1000 Brussels.

It will be a great opportunity to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders of pertinence to IPR and SME internationalisation. As a company you will get the chance to have your questions answered by relevant experts.

Attendees will include European SMEs with an interest in expanding their business abroad as well as companies already established in, or working with business entities overseas with specific focus on China, Latin America and South East Asia. The presence of business support organisations and other EU supported schemes focusing on internationalisation, makes this an event you simply cannot miss!

Following the Matchmaking Session there will be a Networking Cocktail, to conclude the day.

We look forward to welcoming you on the 4th of April!

Introducing Your LATAM FlagshIP

WHO ARE WE

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk team proudly welcomes you to its brand new blog, in which you will find updated information concerning Intellectual Property Rights in Latin America, as well as other interesting information about SMEs, Internationalization, R&D or Innovation.

The  Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk  offers free of charge, first-line support on IP and IP rights matters to facilitate the expansion of European SMEs (EU SMEs and SMEs from the Associated countries) already established at, or working with entities in Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) as well as those potentially interested in establishing commercial and R&D activities and ventures in these countries.

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk is a project, co-funded by the European Commission, and implemented from July 2015 to January 2018 by a consortium of organisations from Europe and Latin America:

  • University of Alicante, Spain (General Coordinator)
  • Eurochambres, Belgium
  • Instituto Nacionale da Propriedade Industrial, Portugal
  • Instituto Dannemann Siemsen, Brazil
  • Instituto Nacional de Propiedad Industrial, Chile
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Eurochile, Chile
  • Senior Experts from Latin American countries

How European SMEs can benefit from the Helpdesk?

EU SMEs are offered free of charge information, training, first-line assistance and support in IP rights matters related to Latin American countries.

WHAT WE DO

Our goal is to facilitate our users the most relevant and reliable information about Intellectual Property and related areas in Latin America, in order to be, in the near future, a reference in the Intellectual Property world in the framework of the bilateral relationships Europe- Latin America.

To reach such goals we rely on our wide network on experts, that will tackle the most relevant IPR topics from a useful and easy-to-understand approach.

If you are an SME follow what our highly qualified team have to say, follow us in our social media, subscribe to our newsletter and do not hesitate to contact us by using our helpline if you need additional advice or clarifications.

JOIN THE TEAM

If you are an experienced lawyer and want to collaborate with the blog, contact us.

The Latin America IPR SME Team

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