China IPR SME Helpdesk CIP Closed!


This call aims to provide support services to assist EU SMEs to both protect and enforce their intellectual property rights in or relating to China. The target audience is both European SMEs in the EU and those already present in or investing in or otherwise doing business in China.


The specific objectives are:

  • Providing EU SMEs with first line advice services,
  • Developing and providing state-of-the-art materials for legal background support for EU SMEs.
  • Providing trainers and state-of-the-art training materials.
  • Report on the latest IPR developments and available support for enforcement.
  • Providing the contents of a multi-lingual web portal for IPR protection in China, focusing on how to protect IPR in typical business situations.
  • Monitor selected IPR cases and follow IP policy affecting SMEs.
  • Presence at trade fairs or ‘partenariat’ events.
  • Providing basic support for initial contacts with local law enforcement agencies.

European community funding

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

  • 1,20 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 September 2013 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

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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