In this section, the German Patent and Trade mark Office (DPMA) highlights essential information on funding opportunities and support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that seek to protect their intellectual property (IP). IP rights are strategic assets that increase the value and income of a company and promote its innovative capacity and profitability. However, many SMEs do not make effective use of their IP to gain a competitive advantage.
Protecting your ideas
Tool available to SMEs from
Special information section for SMEs which helps to handle their own intellectual property more consciously.