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    IP EUROPE GIVES A VOICE TO EUROPEAN ORGANIZATIONS WHO RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

With 40% of total economic activity in the EU generated by Intellectual Property (“IP”) intensive companies and 35% of all employment – that is 77 million of European jobs – stemming from such industries, Europe needs to maximise the contribution of IP and up its R&D investments to realize the full potential of the knowledge economy. 

IP Europe educates European policy-makers and gives a voice to innovative companies, including SMEs, that rely on their R&D investments and their patents to succeed. IP Europe will :

  • Keep you informed of new European rules and policies that affect your ability to secure fair revenues from your R&D investments
  • Meet EU lawmakers that take decisions affecting your R&D investments
  • Act and influence EU policies affecting your patents and R&D investments alongside with world-class European enterprises
  • Find EU programs that help you leverage your patent portfolio and secure investments for your projects

OUR KEY ISSUES

With technology free-riders seeking to access inventions at low cost and relying on the R&D efforts made by others, Europe needs to reaffirm at the highest political level the fundamental right of inventors to receive fair compensation and adopt industrial strategies that encourage more R&D investments by: