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The aim and purpose of the European IPR Helpdesk is to raise awareness of issues related to intellectual property at the European level and not to give legally binding advice. It is intended to assist current and potential beneficiaries of EU-funded projects, as well as EU SMEs involved in transnational partnerships, concerning intellectual property issues.

The positions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) or the European Commission.

Neither EASME nor the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of EASME or the European Commission is responsible for the use which might be made of the information provided. Furthermore all material included within this website is for informational purposes only, and should not be considered as legal advice on any particular matter. Do not act or rely on any of these materials without first consulting a suitably qualified professional.

The European IPR Helpdesk aims to deliver high level service. If errors are brought to our attention, we commit to correcting them promptly. Notwithstanding this, no guarantee can be given on the correctness or completeness of the information provided and neither EASME nor the European Commission nor the project partners are responsible or may be held accountable for any loss suffered as a result of reliance upon the services of the European IPR Helpdesk.

It should be noted that the information provided on this website is considered as first line assistance, and users should contact the competent authorities, organisations, or qualified professionals for more detailed information or for advice on any course of action. Readers should note that IP legislation varies from country to country.

The European IPR Helpdesk reserves its right to modify this Disclaimer at any time. Any modification about this Disclaimer will be updated on this website to inform users.