Sample cases


If you are curious about the type of IP queries that the Helpline experts have recently been dealing with, these are the examples.

The following text shall serve as an introduction to geographical indications and the available mechanisms to protect them.


An interview with Mr Avv. Simone Calzi, Head of Legal Department of the Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma, on the specific nature of GIs, their value for businesses and challenges in effectively protecting them.


Designview -  A tool presented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

An interview with Kristine Čapase, Intellectual Property manager at the Latvian Insitute of Organic Synthesis, on the significance of IP management in general and for her institute in particular.

Project acronym registered as a trade mark? Can you jointly own a trade mark? What procedure you should follow for a joint trade mark application?

Protection of the appearance of jewellery items under intellectual property.

How to protect your Company's goodwill in order to prevent misappropriation from your competitors on the market?

How to protect a method - exercises and breathing techniques - in order to prevent other companies or acting teachers from copying and selling them as their own?

Setting up your own company website. Will it be protected by intellectual property rights?

Patent vs. design. Protection of different features of a product with different intellectual property rights.

Is it possible to protect an algorithm, which controls the management of a hardware equipment, while at the same time keeping it secret?

Safety related issued concerning confidential data stored in Cloud.

Possibilities of  commercially reusing in your own business the results and ideas developed whilst working for universities and research institutions.