Ideas Powered for business Website Linguistic Policy

Linguistic policy

The Ideas Powered for business website (Website) was created as an information portal for EU small and medium- sized enterprises that seek to identify their intellectual property rights (IP rights), protect them, and thus succeed in their challenging business journey in the EU and beyond.

This document (Policy) provides an overview of the use of EU languages on the Website and translations of the Website’s content. It also covers the users’ options for displaying the Website and contacting the Ideas Powered for business team in their preferred language.


At the date of publication of this Policy, not all EU languages are available on the Website.

Those that are not yet available are scheduled to be added progressively.

All content is published in English and is then progressively translated into the rest of the EU languages in which the website is published.

We strive to provide translations in all the official EU languages as quickly as possible. Each new language version is published on the Website as soon as it becomes available.

The Translation Centre for the bodies of the EU provides translations of the Website’s key content, that is to say:

•   landing page titles and corresponding short descriptions;
•   the Legal Notice section;
•   the Data Protection section;
•   the About us section;
•   questions and answers included in the Discover Guides in the Discover section;
•   tabs and filters.

The remaining content is translated with the support of machine translation technology, including, among others:

•   downloadable Discover Guide Reports;
•   the Connect section with the visualisation map;
•   the Training and Tools sections;
•   the Events and News sections;
•   the Articles, Success Stories and How to sections;
•   the Testimonials and Partners sections.

Select your preferred language

To select the language in which you want the Website to be displayed, use the drop-down menu at the top right-hand corner.

Contact the Ideas Powered for business Website Team in your language

Any communication related to the Ideas Powered for business website can be sent to us either by email or the ‘Contact’ form on the Website. It can be in any of the 24 official EU languages. The Office will reply in one of the five working languages of the Office (i.e. English, French, German, Italian or Spanish) pursuant to Article 146(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the European Union trade mark.

Changes to this Policy

  The EUIPO reserves the right to amend the present Policy at any time. Any change to the Policy will be duly reflected on this page.

Useful links

EUIPO Language Policy

European Union language section

European Union language policy fact sheet