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European IPR Helpdesk eBulletin – May to July 2014

Fact sheets

IP management in Horizon 2020: project implementation and conclusion
This final fact sheet of our Horizon 2020 series highlights the steps you need to follow to pave the way for the exploitation and dissemination of the intellectual property generated during the implementation of your project.

Open access to publications and data in Horizon 2020: FAQ
All projects receiving Horizon 2020 funding will have the obligation to make sure any peer-reviewed journal article which they publish is openly accessible, free of charge. This fact sheet is written as a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document, in order to answer queries received from Horizon 2020 applicants. This fact sheet should be read in parallel with the “Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020”.

Intellectual Property in biotechnology
This fact sheet aims at giving a brief overview of the different forms of intellectual property that can be relevant in biotechnology and focuses more specifically on patents, the role of biotechnology in innovation in Europe and how to use patent information for innovation indicators.


Bulletin – Issue (14) July to September, 2014
Topics covered in this issue:
IP support initiatives
OHIM Academy
IP Summit London
DESCA 2020
Local IP support in Europe
IP cost tool
Community Registered Design
Fancy a little quiz?
Case studies

Low cost branding protection with IP services support
This case study is an example of how the Enterprise Europe Network and the European IPR Helpdesk can work together to help the internationalisation of an European SME.

Taking steps to the protection of databases
This case study addresses database protection in the EU Seventh Framework Programme by pointing out the difference between the protection of database content and structure, which may benefit from copyright and/or database sui generis protection.

Guide on Horizon 2020

The purpose of this new guide of the European IPR Helpdesk is to provide you with basic facts on central intellectual property (IP) aspects in Horizon 2020 projects. This new publication is available here.

Information package on Horizon 2020

Aiming to guide you through the expectations and requirements of the European Commission related to IP in Horizon 2020 projects, and to offer hands-on advice and tips on how to put IP management into practice, the European IPR Helpdesk collected in one webpage its most helpful documents specifically dealing with IP aspects in Horizon 2020. Check them here.


In the period between May and July 2014 the training team of the European IPR Helpdesk coordinated and provided nine individual training events. These included for instance the following workshops:
On the 10th and 11th of July, the European IPR Helpdesk presented its new IP training format: “From invention to innovation – Strategies for successful exploitation of Horizon 2020 results” at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA). This two-day IP training event addressed the overall topic of how to create value through professional management and exploitation of IP. Following a very practical and comprehensive training approach, participants were made familiar with central concepts and strategies of how to turn intellectual assets into value-creating innovations.
International IP Training Events covering topics like strategic uses of IP by researchers and business, IP management in international research and innovation initiatives, IP Commercialisation for example at Sabanci University (EEN) in Istanbul or The Centre for Technology Transfer University of Belgrade (CTTBG).

In the last three months the training team delivered five webinars on topics such as Technology Transfer and IP Management in EU funded projects.
The registration for our next webinars to take place in the second half of 2014 will be opened in the coming weeks on the Helpdesk’s website.
Introduction to IP – 4th of September
IP in EU funded projects – 8th of October
Technology Transfer – October
Impact and Innovation in Horizon 2020: a Guide for Proposers – November
Maximizing the impact of H2020 projects – December

During the last three months the European IPR Helpdesk Team and its Ambassadors had the chance to be a part of several selected IP events which were organised in various places all over Europe offering wide-ranging thematic orientations. One of our large scale events was the conference “Research Commercialisation: From Ideas to IPO” in London. Focussing on topics like bringing research to the market, best practices in technology transfer, industry – academia collaboration, intellectual property strategies, licence vs. start-up or investment strategies. Additional to those we also supported in two events of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), in Helsinki and Madrid.