Helsinki, Finland - SME Assembly

The SME assembly is the most significant event for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. The conference takes place once a year during the European SME week. Together with the network of SME envoys, the assembly creates the governance structure of the small business act.

The International IPR SME Helpdesks will be present during the event with a dedicated booth to introduce participants to the free Helpdesks services.

Brussels, Belgium - Boosting Innovation through Standards

This high-level 1-day event aims to boost the market uptake of innovation and research outcomes by using standardization as an enabler. Leading experts in innovation and standardization will present their experiences in linking the two worlds and highlighting how each one is benefiting from the other.

Thematic parallel sessions will allow detailed insight into the various aspects of standardization for:

Brussels, Belgium - Smart intellectual property for a competitive Europe

On 14 November 2019 the European Commission with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU and the Committee of the Regions organises the one-day conference "Innovative, collaborative, regional: Smart intellectual property for a competitive Europe" in Brussels to explore how the EU and its regions can help SMEs to become more competitive and grow through the smart use of IP.

Copyright Infringement in Mexico (II)

Iguana Ltd. is a UK-based communication agency that was willing to renew the corporate identity of Guanajuates, a client in Mexico. As a first step, they decided to redesign the company’s logo of the Mexican enterprise.

Tired of unsuccessful, time consuming exchange of drafts that largely exceeded what was budgeted, the CEO ordered the graphic designer of the European SME to stop spending additional time on the design, as it would be impossible to charge the customer for it.