Call for proposals - MERCOSUR IPR SME HELPDESK 58-G-ENT-CIP-12-B-NN05C05 Closed!


The overall objective of this call for proposals is to provide support services to assist EU SMEs to both protect and enforce their intellectual property rights in or relating to the MERCOSUR region including Chile.


  • To provide first line advice services on IPR protection and enforcement in the covered region as well as expert liaison and signposting services;
  • To provide a multi-lingual web portal for IPR protection in the MERCOSUR region;
  • To develop and provide materials for legal background support for EU SMEs;
  • To provide trainers and training materials on MERCOSUR IPR enforcement and related subjects for SME workshops and clinics in the EU and around the covered region;
  • To create a network to inform SMEs on latest IPR developments and available support for enforcement;
  • To monitor selected IPR cases and follow IP policy affecting SMEs in the MERCOSUR region;
  • To participate in trade fairs or 'partenariat' events;
  • To provide basic support for initial contacts with local law enforcement agencies in the MERCOSUR region.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,60 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 April 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche 58-G-ENT-CIP-12-B-NN05C05 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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