Successful export in EU: Intellectual property, SME rights and support services
The aim of the training is to raise awareness about European Union (EU) support measures that allow small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow and benefit from the EU single market. In the webinar we will speak about the rights of SMEs in the single market, provide advice on intellectual property (IP) and explain the importance of protecting IP rights as well as provide an overview of effective IP disputes resolution and IP strategy. The seminar will also introduce different opportunities provided by Enterprise Europe Network – the largest business support network in EU. We will also discuss practices of cross-boarder e-signatures.
11 May 2021 10.30AM-12.45PM in Zoom
English (part 1) and Estonian (part 2, 3, 4)
|10.30||PART 1: Intellectual Property
SMEs account for 99% of all businesses in the EU. Only about 9% of SMEs have registered their intellectual property rights. The first part of the seminar explains in more detail why it is necessary to think about IP and IP rights, how to protect them and how it is possible to resolve IP disputes effectively. In addition, we provide an overview of various IP support services.
|Topic 1: “Importance of IP for SME”
EU IP Helpdesk, Claire Fritz and Michele Dubbini, 30 min
- What is Intellectual Property (IP)?
- What are Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)?
- Common problems of SMEs in their day-to-day activities?
- Why should I deal with IP/IPR issues? Why should IP be an integral part of my business strategy?
- How can IP be a business asset?
- A small selection of IP strategies looks like...
- Which IP protection tools exist/can I use (e. g. trademarks, patents etc.)?
- To which institutions can I turn for help?
European IP Helpdesk offers you free of charge, first-hand advice and support on IP matters, informs you about the latest developments in the world of IP & Innovation in Europe and offers training sessions on IP.
|Topic 2: “The importance of effective IP disputes resolution for SMEs: Alternative mechanisms and options”
Kirsten Bauch, Head of the ADR Service, European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), 15 min
|Topic 3: “Need an Intellectual Property Strategy? Discover how to benefit from the SME-Fund and other supportive services”
Iris DE GROODT, Customer Engagement, Customer Service Department, EUIPO and Emilia PRZEBINDA, Academy, EUIPO, 15 min
|Topic 4: “Intellectual property strategy and diagnostic services”
Siim Kinnas, IP advisor, Enterprise Estonia, 10 min
|12.00||PART 2: SOLVIT
„How can SOLVIT help my business? - Solutions to problems with EU rights“
Janne Änilane, SOLVIT centre Estonia
SOLVIT is a free of charge service provided by the national administration in each EU country and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. It provides rapid and pragmatic solutions to citizens and businesses when they are experiencing difficulties while moving or doing business cross-border in the EU.
|12.10||PART 3: Enterprise Europe Network
„Enterprise Europe Network support services to SMEs – advice and partnering opportunities“
Lea Aasamaa, Enterprise Europe Network coordinator in Estonia, Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Enterprise Europe Network is the world’s largest support network for SMEs. It helps SMEs and entrepreneurs access market information, access EU supported finance, overcome legal obstacles, and find potential business partners across Europe.
|12.20||PART 4: Cross-border e-signatures
Liisi Jürgen, Head of IT Law, Attorney at law, Partner at NJORD Law Firm
Presentation will focus on: what is an e-signature, what are the problems and solutions in cross-border e-signing, how to manage the administrative problems associated with cross-border signing.