In General

The Africa IP SME Helpdesk is a first-line IP assistance service for European SMEs that operate or intend to access the African market and look to improve their global competitiveness.

The Africa IP SME Helpdesk supports SMEs from the European Union (EU) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) rights in/or relating to Africa by providing free information and services. These comprise jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, as well as training, materials and online resources.

The IP Resources Library provides open-access IP materials especially designed for EU SMEs doing business in Africa. There are detailed fact sheets on several countries in Africa, including Kenya, South Africa, Benin, Zambia, Cameroun, Tunisia, Lesotho, Angola, Eswatini, Botswana, Gambia, Somalia, Ghana, Liberia, Ouganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Sao Tome and Principe.

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Intellectual Property experts provide professional, confidential and tailor-made answers to your IP-related questions within a maximum of 3 working days.

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