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Our platform aims to raise awareness among entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs of the benefits of intellectual property protection.

In order to help you inform yourself and effectively use intellectual property, we have developed this platform as a tool.

  • A didactic platform based on the experiences and testimonials of other entrepreneurs who faced similar challenges.

  • A didactic platform based on the experiences and testimonials of other entrepreneurs who faced similar challenges.

  • A didactic platform based on the experiences and testimonials of other entrepreneurs who faced similar challenges.

Your experts in this project

This platform is created by teams of experts from the following five collaborating organisations:

  • The Belgian Office for Intellectual Property

    The Belgian Intellectual Property Office (IPObel) is part of the FPS Economy. It is competent for all matters relating to intellectual property in Belgium and is mainly responsible for its protection.

    The Office is in charge of issuing and managing Belgian patents, supplementary protection certificates and breeders' certificates. Furthermore it provides information about intellectual property to users, prepares legal texts, advises the authorities and represents Belgium internationally.

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  • BOIP

    The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) is the official body for trademarks and designs registration in the Benelux. BOIP can also record the existence of an idea on a given date in an i-DEPOT. BOIP also informs entrepreneurs about the importance of intellectual property.

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  • VLAIO

    VLAIO is the public contact point for all entrepreneurs in Flanders, where you can get customized first line information about how you can protect ideas, products, company and brand names and which support is available for this.

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  • SOWALFIN

    SOWALFIN is the one-stop shop for Walloon SMEs. SOWALFIN helps you understand intellectual property (IP), advises you on your IP strategy and helps you define your action plan.

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  • The Netherlands Patent Office

    The Netherlands Patent Office is the patenting authority for the Netherlands and its territories. We also provide information on the patent system. We represent the interests of the Netherlands in European and global organisations in intellectual and industrial property. The Netherlands Patent Office is part of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

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We want to offer every entrepreneur, (regardless of his field), the opportunity to be informed and supported through the stages of intellectual property.

All our teams and experts are here to accompany you.

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