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Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements - Models in multiple languages for H2020 consortia and individual use

Confidentiality is an extremely important issue for participants in R&D projects, from the setting-up (even during earliest discussions on the assessment of participation), to the implementation and exploitation phases.

Defining "Background" IPR as a basis for better exploitation of project results

By their nature, EU research collaboration projects, such as Horizon 2020, require sharing of information between the project participants , seeing that the key principle behind these projects is developing new knowledge by using the existing knowledge of each partner. For this reason, intellectual property (IP) plays a crucial role when managing Horizon 2020 projects.

The UPP - Unitary Patent Package – One Patent, One Cost; One System; 26 Countries.

One of the key issues in innovation in Europe has been the segmentation of the IPR system whereby patent protection across the EU member states was a legal and financial minefield. This gave a huge advantage to the larger multinationals and disadvantaged smaller enterprises and academic researchers.

Webinars - European Intellectual Property (IP) and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Helpdesk

The European IPR Helpdesk is a project funded by the European Commission under Grant Agreement No 641474, and managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). It provides free-of-charge, first-line advice and information on Intellectual Property (IP).

The European IPR Helpdesk is organising a series Webinar for those interested in IPR issues.