China, Latin America and South East Asia IPR SME Helpdesks COS-IPR-2014-2-05 Closed!


The China, Latin America and South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesks offer first-line advice and support to European SMEs facing intellectual property rights (IPR) difficulties in, or arising from China, and most important Latin America and South-East Asia countries (especially ASEAN and MERCOSUR member states) By offering expert advice through response to individual business queries, e-learning tools, and in-person workshops, it helps SMEs respond practically to such challenges as:
  • counterfeit products entering the European market;
  • protecting their valuable IPR before entering and while doing business in China, and Latin America and South-East Asia (e.g. developing the market there for their own products or when following a company to which they have traditionally been a supplier when it enters China, Latin American and South-East Asian);
  • how to find and constructively work with administrations or service providers to enforce their IPR in such situations.


  • IPR-01-2014 China SME IPR Helpdesk
  • IPR-02-2014 South East Asia SME IPR Helpdesk
  • IPR-03-2014 Latin America SME IPR Helpdesk

European community funding

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

  • 7,20 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 10 September 2014 - 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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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