Advice for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on intellectual property rights (IPR) is provided by the European Union’s (EU) IPR Helpdesks for China, South-East Asia (the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) region) and Latin American countries (Mercosur). The helpdesks offer expert advice on IPR matters, liaison with outside experts and preparation of general and customised training. EU SMEs can make ‘confidential case’ inquiries directly to the helpdesk, either in person, by e-mail, phone, or fax, and receive a speedy reply – free of charge.


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