World IP Day

 

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FICPI recognises World IP Day with a focus on needs of SMEs

 

Protection of IP assets creates value & growth opportunities for small businesses.

The high stakes and clear evidence that SMEs which hold IP rights prosper, relative to others who do not hold rights, is a persuasive rationale for smaller businesses that they should be taking steps to protect their IP assets.

Yet, many do not seek protection or fail in their applications by not seeking specialist help.
 
An EU study in 2021 found that fewer than 9% of SMEs own one of the three main IP rights – compared to 60% of larger firms.  To address this challenge, FICPI is marking the occasion of 2021 World IP Day by providing resources to highlight to SMEs the value of protecting IP assets and why it is more effective to do so with support from a specialist IP attorney. 

The materials on this page will include case studies, videos, reports and articles for use by all visitors to FICPI.org, including SMEs themselves.

 

In addition, there is a link to the members-only FICPI Small Business Kit.