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Applicable terms

Access to, and use of, any part of the website, any document, material or other information, including data, text, images, and sound (hereinafter ‘Information’) made available on the website and any of the services provided via the website (hereinafter ‘Services’) are governed by these general terms and conditions of use (hereinafter ‘General Terms’) and constitute acceptance of these General Terms by the user.

Specific terms and conditions may apply to individual services or specific parts of the website as indicated for those services or parts concerned. Where provided, specific terms will supersede any differing provision of the General Terms in respect to those services or parts.

The EUIPO reserves the right to amend these General Terms and any other specific terms on the website at any time by posting amended terms and conditions on the website. Such amendments will take effect on the date on which they are posted.


Information published on the website may be protected by intellectual and industrial property rights. Proprietary rights, including copyright, subsisting in any of the Information available via this website are vested in their respective owners, these being the EUIPO, partner data-holders or any other third party credited as such. Access to the Services does not give users any ownership title over the Information made available to them on the website. All rights not specifically granted herewith are reserved by the respective owner(s).

Right of use

Access to the Information and Services of this website is granted for consultation within the scope and objectives pursued by the EUIPO according to applicable European Union law.

Use of the Information is regulated as follows.

Users can:

  • distribute or reproduce the Information as long as the website is credited as its source and prominent mention is made to its free availability;
  •  create adaptations, translations, conversions, modifications or other derivative work based on the Information provided that:
    • reasonable steps have been taken to label or demarcate the alterations or otherwise clearly indicate that changes have been made to the original Information; and and
    • the author of the Information and/or the party credited as its provider – whichever appears on the Website – is mentioned, and the website is cited as its source; and
    • the right to reproduce and distribute any such adaptation is explicitly granted to any third party, under the same conditions as provided herein;
  •  use deep-linking techniques to reach specific pages of the website beyond the home page.

The foregoing licence does not cover Information to which any granted or pending intellectual property right other than copyright apply (e.g. trade marks, designs and database rights). In those cases, and whenever a commercial use is required, users are encouraged to seek specific and explicit permission from the concerned rights holder(s).

Users can not:

  • perform any activity that could harm or violate the EUIPO’s network performance and/or security;
  •  use integration techniques such as framing and inline linking with the website and the Information therein;
  •  use the information and personal data made available on the website for contacting registered owners for any commercial purpose unrelated to the official registration of their marks or for any other illegal or misleading activity.

Under no circumstance can the users use the EUIPO logo or the official name and credentials of the EUIPO to imply affiliation, endorsement or other official link to the EUIPO without prior written and formal authorisation from the EUIPO.

The extraction of substantial parts of the EUIPO’s databases or of the content therein – howsoever performed – is forbidden. Users may deep link to specific pages of the website. However, web integration techniques such as framing and inline linking are not permitted.


The Information provided on the Ideas Powered for business website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal or professional advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Users of this website should contact a legal professional or other specialist to obtain advice or tailored information with respect to any particular legal, economic, financial or other matter.

Information provided to the Ideas Powered for business website by third parties is displayed as received, without any kind of guarantee and for information purposes only. Third parties remain solely responsible for the accuracy and reliability of the data and information provided. Please note that Information provided by third parties does not necessarily reflect the views of the EUIPO.

Although the EUIPO strives to keep all Information provided on the Ideas Powered for business website up to date and accurate, it makes no claims, assurances, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the Information available via the website and, therefore, expressly disclaims its liability for errors and omissions to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Where the Ideas Powered for business website provides links to publicly available third-party websites and free content aimed at providing training, tools and other information to users, the information accessed through said links on the third-party websites is solely of a general informational nature. The EUIPO is not responsible for the statements, opinions and information expressed on those third-party websites. Responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such content lies solely with those content providers and is not guaranteed by the EUIPO. Please note that Information provided by a third party does not necessarily reflect the views of the EUIPO.

The EUIPO is neither responsible for any loss or damage that may arise from reliance on the Information and Services provided via the website, including information or services hyperlinked from the website which are and will remain under the sole control and responsibility of the third parties concerned. The EUIPO will in no way be liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in such content. Should errors or omissions concerning the Information provided via this website be brought to its attention, the EUIPO will endeavour to promptly correct them directly or, where necessary, refer the matter to the concerned partner data-holder or third party.

The EUIPO may remove the Information or other content provided by third parties and uploaded to the website at any time.


To contact the EUIPO with respect to matters concerning the Ideas Powered for business website and in particular questions relating to European SMEs, please find the appropriate contact form at the ‘Contact us’ section.